Autoportrait Day 106~ Alison Mason Kingsbury

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

American artist and educator Alison Mason Kingsbury (1898-1988)

1. Self-portrait, 1926 / Oil painting / Cornell University Library Digital Collections

2. Self-portrait, 1920 / Watercolor and graphite pencil / Cornell University Library Digital Collections

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Autoportrait Day 64~ Amélie Beaury-Saurel

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

French portraitist Amélie Beaury-Saurel (1848/9-1924)

1. Portrait of Amélie Beaury-Saurel by herself, published 1889
“Universal Illustrated Review” magazine / Bibliothèque nationale de France

2. Dans le Bleu*, 1894 / Pastel on canvas / Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, France
* The internet wants to think this is a self portrait, and I want to share a full color work
by the artist, so I’m posting this despite my uncertainty.

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Born December 27~ Ingri d’Aulaire

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
https://archive.org/details/conquestofatlant00daul/mode/2up

Ingri d’Aulaire on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13561098.Ingri_d_Aulaire

Further reading:
https://www.nyrb.com/collections/ingri-and-edgar-parin-daulaire
https://www.nocloo.com/ingri-edgar-parin-aulaire-biography/
https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/Edgar-Parin-dAulaire-and-Ingri-dAulaire/316738
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-daulaires-book-of-greek-myths-is-famous-but-what-about-their-forgotten-american-stories

Born December 22~ Aya Takano

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/

Further reading:
https://ocula.com/artists/aya-takano/
https://www.cobosocial.com/dossiers/aya-takano-on-manifesting-a-utopia-in-the-imaginary-world-of-art/
https://pen-online.com/arts/aya-takanos-illustrations-depict-a-utopian-adolescence/

Born December 11~ Marjorie Henderson Buell

Marjorie Henderson Buell (December 11, 1904-May 30, 1993) was an American cartoonist who worked under the pen name Marge. She was best known as the creator of Little Lulu.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marge_(cartoonist)

The First Appearance of Little Lulu by Marjorie Henderson Buell
February 23, 1935 issue, Saturday Evening Post / Drawing / 6.5″x7″ / Private collection

Marjorie Henderson Buell on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/marjorie-henderson-buell/

Further reading:
https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/marge.htm
https://pabook.libraries.psu.edu/literary-cultural-heritage-map-pa/bios/Buell__Marjorie
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2006/11/little-lulu-comes-to-harvard/