A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries
Ingri d’Aulaire (December 27, 1904-October 24, 1980) was a children’s book writer and illustrator, who worked in collaboration with her husband and fellow artist, Edgar Parin d’Aulaire.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingri_and_Edgar_Parin_d%27Aulaire
Illustration from The Conquest of the Atlantic by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
1933 / Lithograph / 55 pp, 12″x10″ / Viking Press, New York
Ingri d’Aulaire on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13561098.Ingri_d_Aulaire
Aya Takano (born December 22, 1976) is a Japanese painter, illustrator, sci-fi writer, and manga artist. She is a member of the Japanese Superflat movement.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_Takano
Rising, Floating Energy and Flowers by Aya Takano
2013 / Oil on canvas / 35-3/4″x23-7/8″ / Private collection
Aya Takano on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/aya-takano/
Margaret Brundage (December 9, 1900-April 9, 1976) was an American illustrator and painter, remembered chiefly for having illustrated the pulp magazine Weird Tales.
Biography on Society of Illustrators site: https://societyillustrators.org/award-winners/margaret-brundage/
Cover of Weird Tales by Margaret Brundage
May 1934 / Ink on paper / Illustration size 10″x7″ / Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA
Margaret Brundage on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/margaret-brundage/
Katherine Milhous (November 27, 1894-December 5, 1977) was an American artist, illustrator, and writer. In 1951, her book The Egg Tree (1950) won the Caldecott Medal.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Milhous
Pennsylvania Costumes and Handicrafts, the Pennsylvania Germans by Katherine Milhous
c.1936-1941 / Lithographic poster promoting Lancaster County / Library of Congress, DC
Katherine Milhous on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/katherine-milhous/
Lili Réthi (November 19, 1894-1969) was an Austrian-born American artist and illustrator. Her best-known work is probably her documentation of the construction of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lili_R%C3%A9thi
Construction of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge by Lili Réthi
1964 / Etching on paper, edition of 250 / Image: 12-1/2”x9″ / Private collection
Lili Réthi on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/lili-rethi/
“A Little Spinster Deftly Tucks Great Bridge Into Sketchbook”:
Mary Hallock Foote (November 9, 1847-June 25, 1938) was an American author and illustrator best known for her stories and novels portraying life in mining communities of the old American West.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Hallock_Foote
Cinching Up by Mary Hallock Foote
1889 / Wood engraving / Image 6-7/8″x4-15/16″ / Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, NY
Mary Hallock Foote on Old Book Illustrations: https://www.oldbookillustrations.com/artists/hallock-foote-mary/
Fanny Young Cory (October 18, 1877-July 28, 1972) was an illustrator for magazines and books, a watercolorist, and one of America’s first female syndicated cartoonists.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanny_Cory
Illustration for The Fanny Cory Mother Goose by Fanny Y. Cory
1913 / 11″x9″, 73 pages / Bobs-Merrill Company Publishers, NY
Fanny Y. Cory on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/fanny-y-cory/
Grace Drayton (October 14, 1878-January 31, 1936) was an illustrator, the creator of the Campbell Soup Kids, and one of the first and most successful female cartoonists.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Drayton
Campbell’s Soup Recipe Book Cover by Grace Drayton
1916 / J. Campbell Co., Camden, N.J. / 6″x7-1/2″ / Hathi Trust Digital Library
Grace Drayton on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/grace-drayton/
Grace Drayton Paper Dolls: https://youtu.be/psppEitzJ3M