A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries
Self-Portrait attributed to Eugénie Tripier Le Franc / Brown ink, graphite,
and white opaque watercolor on wove paper / Brooklyn Museum, NYC
Fanny Young Cory (October 18, 1877-July 28, 1972) was an illustrator for magazines and books, a watercolorist, and one of America’s first female syndicated cartoonists.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanny_Cory
Illustration for The Fanny Cory Mother Goose by Fanny Y. Cory
1913 / 11″x9″, 73 pages / Bobs-Merrill Company Publishers, NY
Fanny Y. Cory on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/fanny-y-cory/
Mary Anderson Grierson (September 27, 1912-January 30, 2012) was a Welsh-born Scottish illustrator and longtime staff artist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Grierson
Epigeneium Coelogyne by Mary Grierson
ND / Watercolor on paper / 15-3/4″x11-2/5″ / Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew, London, UK
Mary Grierson on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/mary-grierson/
Käte Traumann Steinitz (August 2, 1889-April 7, 1975) was a German-American artist, photographer, collector, writer, librarian, and expert on Leonardo da Vinci.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Steinitz
Young Girl by Käte Steinitz / 1939 / Watercolor and chalk / Sheet: 17-1/2″x12-1/2″
UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Käte Steinitz on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/k%C3%A4te-steinitz/
Gladys Nilsson (born May 6, 1940) is a contemporary American artist known for watercolors and collages.
Biography on National Gallery of Art:
Pink Suit #2 by Gladys Nilsson
1966 / Watercolor, over graphite on paper / 16-1/10″x10-1/10″ / Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Gladys Nilsson on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/gladys-nilsson/
Sarah Choate Sears (May 5, 1858-September 25, 1935) was an American art collector, art patron, cultural entrepreneur, artist, and photographer.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Choate_Sears
Sarah Choate Sears on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/sarah-choate-sears/