Autoportrait Day 217~ Alice Bailly

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

Swiss painter and textile artist Alice Bailly (1872-1938)

1. Self-Portrait, 1928 / Oil on canvas / Foundation for Art, Culture and History, Winterthur, Switzerland

2. Mon portrait, 1929 / Charcoal on paper / Private collection

3. Self-Portrait, 1917 / Oil on canvas / National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC

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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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Born October 7~ Rose Piper

Rose Theodora Piper (October 7, 1917-May 11, 2005) was a painter in the 1940s. She then ran a greeting card company, designed textiles, and raised her family, returning to painting in the 1980s. Piper’s style shifted throughout her career.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Piper

Blues Singer by Rose Piper
1989 / Mixed media on paper / 24-1/2″x19″ / Petrucci Family Foundation Collection

Rose Piper on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/rose-piper/

Further reading:
https://aaregistry.org/story/rose-piper-artist-born/
https://focusonafricanamericanart.com/product-category/rose-piper/
https://www.philiphautmann.at/homage-to-rose-piper/

Born October 4~ Otti Berger

Otti Berger (October 4, 1898 – 1944/45) was a textile artist and weaver who was a student and later teacher at the Bauhaus. Otti Berger was murdered in the Auschwitz concentration camp during WWII.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otti_Berger

Fabric Sample Book by Otti Berger
Mid 1930s / Cotton / 3-3/4″x9-1/2″ / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Otti Berger on Art Institute of Chicago site: https://www.artic.edu/artists/30567/otti-berger

Further reading:
https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/en/stories/explore-the-collection/otti-berger-og-norden-eng/
https://www.bauhauskooperation.com/knowledge/the-bauhaus/people/masters-and-teachers/otti-berger/
https://publicdelivery.org/otti-berger/

Born October 3~ Karin Bergöö Larsson

Karin Bergöö Larsson (October 3, 1859-February 18, 1928) was a Swedish artist and designer who collaborated with her husband, artist Carl Larsson, as well as being often depicted in his paintings.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karin_Berg%C3%B6%C3%B6_Larsson

Cherryblossoms by Karin Bergöö Larsson
1884 / Oil on panel / 18″x14-3/5″ / Private collection

Karin Bergöö Larsson on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/karin-larsson-berg%C3%B6%C3%B6/

Further reading:
https://skbl.se/en/article/KarinLarsson
http://www.svjlit.com/features/ikea-and-its-muses-by-magaret-thorell
https://101designers.com/2020/08/25/31-karin-larsson/
https://www.carllarsson.se/en/carl-and-karin/karin/

Born August 27~ Wilhelmina Godfrey

Wilhelmina McAlpin Godfrey (August 27, 1914-May 13, 1994) was an American painter, printmaker, textile artist, educator, and community activist.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelmina_McAlpin_Godfrey

Composition I by Wilhelmina Godfrey
1968 / Oil on canvas / 61″x29″ / Private collection

Wilhelmina Godfrey on Artsy: https://www.artsy.net/artist/wilhelmina-mcalpin-godfrey

Further reading:
https://www.uncrownedcommunitybuilders.com/person/wilhelmina
https://www.meibohmfinearts.com/artists/details/2858
https://www.burchfieldpenney.org/general/blog/article:02-24-2020-12-00am-wilhelmina-godfrey-artist-educator-innovator-and-community-builder/

Born July 5~ Virginia R. Harris

Virginia R. Harris (born July 5, 1937) is a quilt maker and master fabric artist whose work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum, the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, and many private collections.
No biography available

Seeing Red by Virginia R. Harris
2000 / Fabrics: silk; cotton; other / 54″ x 40″ / Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO

World Quilts: The American Story~ https://worldquilts.quiltstudy.org/americanstory/engagement/politics

More links:
https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/candy-box-71469
https://youtu.be/-s9msbBkEJU
https://youtu.be/QbWimgNIzr0