A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries
Ingri d’Aulaire (December 27, 1904-October 24, 1980) was a children’s book writer and illustrator, who worked in collaboration with her husband and fellow artist, Edgar Parin d’Aulaire.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingri_and_Edgar_Parin_d%27Aulaire
Illustration from The Conquest of the Atlantic by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
1933 / Lithograph / 55 pp, 12″x10″ / Viking Press, New York
Ingri d’Aulaire on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13561098.Ingri_d_Aulaire
Aya Takano (born December 22, 1976) is a Japanese painter, illustrator, sci-fi writer, and manga artist. She is a member of the Japanese Superflat movement.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_Takano
Rising, Floating Energy and Flowers by Aya Takano
2013 / Oil on canvas / 35-3/4″x23-7/8″ / Private collection
Aya Takano on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/aya-takano/
Gisèle Freund (December 19, 1908-March 31, 2000) was a German-born French photographer, famous for her documentary photography and portraits of writers and artists.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gis%C3%A8le_Freund
Virginia Woolf with Her Dog by Gisèle Freund
1939 / Chromogenic print / 11-4/5″x7-13/16″ / The Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Gisèle Freund on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/gis%C3%A8le-freund/
Gertrude Jekyll VMH (November 29, 1843-December 8, 1932) was a British horticulturist, garden designer, craftswoman, photographer, writer, and artist.
Biography on Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:
Thomas in the Character of Puss in Boots by Gertrude Jekyll
1869 / Oil on canvas / 30”x25” / Godalming Museum, Surrey, UK
Gertrude Jekyll on the Godalming Museum website: http://www.godalmingmuseum.org.uk/index.php?page=gertrude-jekyll
Mary Hallock Foote (November 9, 1847-June 25, 1938) was an American author and illustrator best known for her stories and novels portraying life in mining communities of the old American West.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Hallock_Foote
Cinching Up by Mary Hallock Foote
1889 / Wood engraving / Image 6-7/8″x4-15/16″ / Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, NY
Mary Hallock Foote on Old Book Illustrations: https://www.oldbookillustrations.com/artists/hallock-foote-mary/