Autoportrait Day 177~ Margo Humphrey

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

American printmaker, illustrator, and educator Margo Humphrey (born 1942)

1. Portrait of the Artist on the way to the store for more nectarines and oranges, 1981
Lithograph, edition of 25 / Various collections

2. The History of Her Life Written Across Her Face, 1991
Lithograph with copper leaf and collage additions, edition of 30
Various collections including MoMA, NYC

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Born July 24~ Frances (“Fanny”) Palmer

Frances (“Fanny”) Flora Bond Palmer (July 24, 1812-August 20, 1876) was an English artist who became successful in the United States as a lithographer for Currier and Ives.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Woman Holding Flowers by Frances F. Palmer
1847 / Lithograph; black & white inks on beige paper / Sheet: 12-3/4″x8-1/4″ / The Met, New York, NY

Frances F. Palmer on Artnet:

Further reading:

Born March 26~ Ethel Gabain

Painter and lithographer Ethel Léontine Gabain, later Ethel Copley, (March 26, 1883-January 30, 1950) was one of six female artists selected as official war artists during the Second World War.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Women Welders at Williams & Williams, Chester by Ethel Gabain
1940s / Oil on canvas / 39 1/2″x37″ / Grosvenor Museum, Chester, UK

Ethel Gabain on Artnet:

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Born January 31~ Mabel Dwight

Mabel Dwight (January 31, 1875-September 4, 1955) was an American artist and lithographer.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Hat Sale by Mabel Dwight
1928 / Lithograph / Image: 12 1/8″x10 1/8″ / Various collections, incl. Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

Mabel Dwight at The Amon Carter Museum:

Further reading:

Classical Music Month~ September 29

Double Canon, for string quartet (“Raoul Dufy in Memoriam”) by Igor Stravinsky

“Strawinsky never once met the painter during his lifetime: whether his bright style which overflowed with light spoke to Strawinsky in particular can only be conjectured. Stravinsky dedicated “the Double Canon in memoriam Dufy” later on for no obvious reason that can be found in the literature.”

Self-portrait by Raoul Dufy

20th century / Lithograph / 14 3/4″x11 1/8″ / Dallas Museum of Art, Texas

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October 10, 1935~ Porgy and Bess opens at the Alvin Theatre in NYC

Porgy and Bess, Embracing (detail)  by Kara Walker

2013 / Lithograph on Somerset paper / 15”x18” / Various, incl. Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC / Published by The Arion Press, San Francisco, as part of an additional suite of 4 lithographs to accompany the book “Porgy & Bess, The Libretto” by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin with 16 lithographs by Kara Walker

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Autumn~ October 10

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July 23, 1886~ Steve Brodie allegedly survives jump from Brooklyn Bridge

On the Bowery  by  Strobridge Lith. Co. of Cincinnati, OH & NY

c.1896 / Color lithograph / 29 1/2”x19 11/16”
Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

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Link~ “Robert Neilson Stephens’s play “On the Bowery” with Steve Brodie”
Link~ “That daredevil Steve Brodie! Did the former newsboy really jump off the Brooklyn Bridge?”

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Summer~ July 23

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May 16, 1891~ Panorama artist John Banvard dies

John Banvard, creator of “Grand Panorama of the Mississippi”, by Charles Baugniet

1849 / Hand-colored lithograph with tint-stone on paper / 19 3/16”x14 5/8” / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

“Description of Banvard’s panorama of the Mississippi river, painted on three miles of canvas: exhibiting a view of country 1200 miles in length, extending from the mouth of the Mississippi river to the city of New Orleans; being by far the largest picture ever executed by man”

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April 23, 1985~ Coca-Cola’s disastrous introduction of “New Coke”

Untitled (Coca-Cola and Grid) by Jasper Johns

1971 / 7-color lithograph with varnish on Arches paper / 38 7/8”x29 3/16”
Edition  of 66 + 12 Artist’s Proofs / Various collections, including National Gallery of Art, D.C.

 => 5 Things You Might Not Know About “New Coke”  <=

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Spring~ April 23

Lee Miller: Born April 23, 1907

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