March 8, 1884~ Susan B. Anthony argues for women’s suffrage before House Judiciary Committee

Bust of Susan B. Anthony by Adelaide Johnson

Between 1890 & 1920 / White marble / 24”x15”x10” / Numerous versions, incl. in the National Woman’s Party Fine Art Collection

Previous March 8 posts:

March 8~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Anthony Caro: March 8, 1924-October 23, 2013

International Women’s Day, March 8~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/8~

 

February 27, 1924~ Artist, author, & art historian Samella Lewis born

Together We Stand (Poetry By Maya Angelou) by Samella Lewis

1997 / Hand embellished lithograph / 30 1/2”x37 3/4” / Various private collections

February 27, 1924: Samella Sanders Lewis, artist, art historian, author and educator, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Lewis earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampton University in 1945 and her Master of Arts degree in 1948 and Ph. D. in 1951 from Ohio State University. She was the first African American woman to receive a doctorate in fine arts and art history. Lewis became chair of the Fine Arts Department at Florida A&M University in 1952. From 1969 to 1984, she was professor of art history at Scripps College. She founded Contemporary Crafts in 1969, the first African American owned art publishing house. Lewis founded the International Review of African American Art in 1975 and was a co-founder of the Museum of African American Art in Los Angeles, California in 1976. Lewis published “African American Art and Artists,” a history of African American art since the colonial era, in 1978. She has also published works on Elizabeth Catlett and Richmond Barthe.
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Previous February 27 posts:

February 27~ African-American visual artists

Marian Anderson: Born February 27, 1897

Elizabeth Taylor: Born February 27, 1932

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/27~

November 25~ Artists at their Easels


Self-Portrait with Easel  by  Otto Dix

1926  / Tempera and oil on wood panel / 31 3/4”x21 4/5” / Leopold Hoesch Museum & Paper Museum, Düren, Germany

 

Self-Portrait with Easel  by  Amrita Sher-gil

c.1930 / Oil on canvas / Dimensions? / Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India

November 24~ Artists at their Easels

Self Portrait  by  Dame Laura Knight

c.1913 / Oil on canvas / 23 2/5”x23 2/5” / Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈

Self-Portrait  by  Alberto Giacometti

1921 / Oil on canvas /32 1/2”x28 3/10” / Musée Picasso Paris, Paris, France

November 21~ Artists at their Easels

Self-Portrait in Front of an Easel  by  Gabriele Münter

c.1908–09 / Oil on canvas / 30 11/16”x23 13/16” / Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

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Self-portrait  by  Enrique Simonet

1910 / Oil on canvas / 38 1/3”x26” / Prado National Museum, Madrid, Spain