Autoportrait Day 158~ Florence Henri

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

Surrealist artist Florence Henri (1893-1982)

1. Self-portrait, 1928 / Gelatin silver print / Various collections

2. Selbstportrait, 1928 / Gelatin silver print / Various collections, including The Met, NYC

3. Self-Portrait, 1938 / Gelatin silver print / Various collections

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Autoportrait Day 153~ Gertrude Abercrombie

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

American surrealist Gertrude Abercrombie (1909-1977)

1. Self-Portrait, 1934 / Oil on board / Private collection

2. Cat & I, 1936 / Woodcut on paper / Various collections, including National Portrait Gallery, DC

3. Self and Cat (Possims), 1953 / Oil on Canvas / Private collection

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Autoportrait Day 114~ Alice Rahon

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

French/Mexican artist and poet Alice Rahon (1904-1987)

1. Self-Portrait and Autobiography, 1948 / Oil and sand on canvas / Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2. Self-portrait (Autorretrato), 1951 / Oil on canvas / Private collection

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Born December 16~ Remedios Varo

Spanish-born artist Remedios Varo (December 16, 1908-October 8, 1963) combined traditional techniques and Surrealist methods with mystical and occult themes.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remedios_Varo

Exploración de las Fuentes del Río Orinoco by Remedios Varo
1959 / Oil on canvas / 18″x15-3/4″ / Private collection

Remedios Varo on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/remedios-varo/

Further reading:
http://www.theheroinecollective.com/remedios-varo-spanish-surrealism/
https://mujeresartistasfemaleartists.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/remedios-varo-1st-part-english/
https://thewomensstudio.net/2018/04/30/remedios-vara/

Born December 1~ Eileen Agar

Eileen Forrester Agar RA (December 1, 1899-November 17, 1991) was a British-Argentinian painter, sculptor, photographer, and collage artist associated with the Surrealist movement.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eileen_Agar

Quadriga by Eileen Agar
1935 / Oil on canvas / 20″x24″ / ©The estate of Eileen Agar

Eileen Agar on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/eileen-agar/

Further reading:
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/eileen-agar/
https://www.artic.edu/articles/889/when-eileen-agar-made-a-magritte-her-own
https://www.artlyst.com/reviews/eileen-agar-a-surrealist-trailblazer-whitechapel-gallery-sue-hubbard/

Born November 17~ Jacqueline Lamba

Jacqueline Lamba (November 17, 1910-July 20, 1993) was a French artist. Primarily a painter, her career included collage, sculpture, and the surrealist objects she created during her marriage to first husband André Breton.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacqueline_Lamba

Puits et Cerisier by Jacqueline Lamba
1943-48 / Oil on canvas / 28″x18″ / Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Jacqueline Lamba on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/jacqueline-lamba/

Further reading:
http://www.thesurrealists.org/jacqueline-lamba.html
https://jacqueline-lamba.fr/en/
https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-bold-surrealist-alongside-magritte-miro-destroyed-work

“Far away from Paris: the surrealistic network in Mexico”:
https://www.schirn.de/en/magazine/context/2020/fantastische_frauen/far_away_from_paris_the_surrealistic_network_in_mexico/