Autoportrait Day 61~ Charley Toorop

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

Dutch painter and lithographer Charley Toorop (1891-1955)

1. Self-Portrait, 1922 / Oil on canvas / Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Netherlands

2. Self-Portrait, 1928 / Oil on canvas / Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

3. Self-Portrait with Hat and Veil, 1938 / Oil on canvas / Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

4. Self-portrait with fur collar, 1940 / Oil on canvas / Museum MORE, Gorssel, Netherlands

5. Self-portrait, 1953-1954 / Oil on canvas / Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

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More of Charley Toorop’s self portraits can be seen here:


Born October 19~ Jacqueline Marval

Jacqueline Marval was the pseudonym for Marie Josephine Vallet (October 19, 1866-May 28, 1932), who was a French painter, lithographer and sculptor.
Biography on Wikipedia:

La belle Gretchen by Jacqueline Marval
ND / Oil on canvas / 24″x19-3/4″ / Private collection

Jacqueline Marval on Artnet:

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Born June 14~ Agnes Tait

Agnes Tait (June 14, 1894-August 23, 1981) was an American painter, pen-and-ink artist, lithographer, book illustrator, and muralist.
Biography on Wikipedia:

above: The Aristocrat by Agnes Tait / 1936 / Lithograph / Image: 13-1/2″x9-15/16″
Various collections, including Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX
below: Felicity by Agnes Tait / 1937 / Lithograph / Image: 13-1/4″x10-9/16″
Various collections, including Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX

Agnes Tait on Artnet:

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Born May 26~ Ruth Armer

Ruth Armer (May 26, 1896-August 29, 1977) was an American abstractionist painter, lithographer, teacher, and art collector from the San Francisco Bay area in California.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Abstraction #250 by Ruth Armer
c.1950 / Oil on canvas / 24″x20″ / Private collection

Ruth Armer on Artnet:

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Born March 12~ Elaine de Kooning

Elaine Marie Catherine de Kooning (March 12, 1918-February 1, 1989) was an Abstract Expressionist and Figurative Expressionist painter.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Seated Man by Elaine de Kooning
c.1950-1952 / Oil on paper / 36 1/8″x24 1/8″ / The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC

Elaine de Kooning on Artnet:

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Born March 7~ Bernarda Bryson Shahn

Bernarda Bryson Shahn (March 7, 1903-December 13, 2004) was an American painter, lithographer, and writer and illustrator of children’s books.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Crash by Bernarda Bryson Shahn
1929 / Lithograph / Image: 10 1/10″x8 1/5″ / National Gallery of Art, DC

Bernarda Bryson Shahn on Artnet:

Oral history interview with Bernarda Bryson Shahn, 1983:

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October 9, 1936~ Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

Power House Abutments, Boulder Dam (later Hoover Dam)
by Stanley Huber Wood

1934 / Pencil, watercolor, and ink on paper / 18”x20 1/5” / Created under the Public Works of Art Project
Published as part of “Boulder Dam in Color: A Portfolio of Watercolors” in the May 1934 issue of Fortune magazine

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