Autoportrait Day 109~ Betye Saar

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

Assemblage artist and printmaker Betye Saar (born 1926)

1. Anticipation, 1961 / Screenprint / Various collections, including MoMA, NYC

2. Black Girl’s Window, 1969 / Assemblage / Museum of Modern Art, NYC

3. Mystic Sky with Self-Portrait, 1992 / Color offset lithograph and collage
Various collections, including RISD Museum, Providence, RI

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Autoportrait Day 90~ Marisol

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

French-born Venezuelan-American sculptor Marisol (1930-2016)

1. Dinner Date, 1963 / Painted wood, plaster, textiles, oil on canvas, metal fork, leather boots, paint, graphite / Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

2. Prototype for Self-Portrait Ring, 1967 / Pigmented wax / MoMA, NYC

3. Self Portrait, 1970-73 / Etching on wove paper / Various collections, including Detroit Institute of Arts, MI

4. Self-Portrait Looking at The Last Supper, 1982–84 / Wood, plywood, stone, plaster, aluminum, dye, charcoal / The Met, NYC

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Autoportrait Day 51~ Jaune Quick-To-See Smith

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

Artist and curator Jaune Quick-To-See Smith (born 1940)

The Red Mean: Self Portrait, 1992 / Acrylic, newspaper collage, shellac, and mixed media on canvas
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

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Autoportrait Day 33~ Alison Saar

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

Sculptor, mixed-media, and installation artist Alison Saar (born 1956)

Mirror, Mirror (Mulatta Seeking Inner Negress), 2006 / Wood, copper, tin, and bronze / Jordan D. Schnitzer Family Foundation

Left: Mirror, Mirror; Mulatta Seeking Inner Negress, 2014 / Woodcut and chine collé on found sugar sack / Jordan D. Schnitzer Family Foundation
Right: Mirror, Mirror; Mulatta Seeking Inner Negress II, 2015 / Woodcut on chine-collé / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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Autoportrait Day 15~ Käthe Kollwitz

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

German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945)

Sculptural self-portrait, 1926-1936 / Bronze / Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Cologne, Germany

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Self-portraits by Käthe Kollwitz: https://www.kollwitz.de/en/self-portraits-overview

Born December 25~ Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois (December 25, 1911-May 31, 2010) was a French-American artist. She created sculpture, installation art, drawings, and prints, but is probably best known for her spider-like Maman sculptures.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Bourgeois

Pinus Sylvestris by Louise Bourgeois / 1943 / Image: 5-1/2″x4″
Artist’s personal holiday card printed at commercial shop / Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

Louise Bourgeois on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/louise-bourgeois/

Further reading:
https://atelier17.christinaweyl.com/artist-biographies/louise-bourgeois/
https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/features/louise-bourgeois-learning-resource
https://galeriemagazine.com/louise-bourgeois-drawings-under-the-spotlight/
https://www.moma.org/s/lb/curated_lb/about/chronology.html

Born December 17~ Paula Wilson

Paula Wilson (born December 17, 1975) is an American mixed-media artist creating works examining cultural history, individual identity, and the female persona.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Wilson

Data Unloaded by Paula Wilson
2008 / Collage, watercolor, colored pencil on paper / 41-1/4″x26″
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Paula Wilson on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/paula-wilson/

Further reading:
https://paulajwilson.com/
https://traveler.marriott.com/storybooked/paula-wilson/
http://www.strangefirecollective.com/qa-paula-wilson

Born December 12~ Helen Frankenthaler

American artist Helen Frankenthaler (December 12, 1928-December 27, 2011) developed a technique of thinning pigments with turpentine so they soaked into and stained the unprimed canvas instead of resting on the surface.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Frankenthaler

Jacob’s Ladder by Helen Frankenthaler
1957 / Oil on canvas / 113-3/8″x69-7/8″ / Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Helen Frankenthaler on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/helen-frankenthaler/

Further reading:
https://www.frankenthalerfoundation.org/
https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/frankenthaler-helen
https://artuk.org/discover/stories/the-radical-beauty-of-helen-frankenthalers-woodcuts
https://www.skowheganart.org/helen-frankenthaler