Autoportrait Day 190~ Sarah Bernhardt

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

Actress, artist, and writer Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923)

1. Self-Portrait as a Chimera, c.1880 / Bronze
Various collections including Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

2. Self-Portrait as Roland’s Daughter, 1876 / Terracotta / The Jewish Museum, NYC

3. Self-Portrait, 1910 / Oil on canvas / Bemberg Foundation, Toulouse, France

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Autoportrait Day 171~ Mary Seton Watts

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

English artist, designer, and social reformer
Mary Seton Fraser Tytler Watts (1849-1938)

Self-Portrait, 1882 / Watercolor on paper / Watts Gallery, Compton, Surrey, UK

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Autoportrait Day 170~ Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

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

American sculptor, art patron, and collector
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942)

Chinoise (detail), 1913 / Gilt plaster / Private collection
Original version from which two bronze and one limestone examples were later made;
limestone version in Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

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Autoportrait Day 164~ Gwendolyn Knight

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

American artist Gwendolyn Knight (1913-2005)

1. Self-portrait, 1991 / Oil on canvas / Seattle Art Museum, WA

2. Girl (self-portrait), 2004 / Silkscreen on paper, edition of 75
Various locations, including DC Moore Gallery, NYC

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Autoportrait Day 160~ Niki de Saint Phalle

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

French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002)

Self-portrait, c.1958-1959 / Plaster and mixed media on wood / Owned by Niki Charitable Art Foundation, Santee, USA

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Niki Charitable Art Foundation
http://nikidesaintphalle.org/niki-de-saint-phalle/biography/#1930-1949

Autoportrait Day 148~ Wendy Red Star

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

Apsáalooke multimedia artist Wendy Red Star (born 1981)

The Four Seasons series, 2006 / Archival pigment prints on paper
Various collections, including Asheville Art Museum, North Carolina

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Autoportrait Day 147~ Sophie Taeuber-Arp

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

Swiss artist and designer Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943)

1. Head [possible self-portrait], 1920 / Oil on wood with glass beads on wire / MoMA, NYC

2. “Self Portrait with Dada Head” [Photo: Nic Aluf], 1920 / Gelatin silver print / SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
[MoMA also refers to this as a self portrait]

3. Self-portrait, Strasbourg, 1926 / Photograph / Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin, Germany

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