Autoportrait Day 102~ Malvina Hoffman

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

American sculptor and author Malvina Hoffman (1887-1966)

1. Self-Portrait, 1929 / Plaster with nails / New-York Historical Society, NYC

2. Self-Portrait, 1929 / Limestone / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

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Autoportrait Day 43~ Diane Edison

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

Portraitist and educator Diane Edison (born 1950)

1. Self-Portrait, 1996 / Oil on panel / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

2. Close, But No Cigar, 2002 / Colored pencil on black paper / Private collection

3. Self Portrait in a Red Shirt, 2002 / Colored pencil, pastel, and graphite on paper
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

4. Self-Portrait, 2015 / Colored pencil on black paper / Private collection

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Born December 27~ Ingri d’Aulaire

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:

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:

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Born December 22~ Aya Takano

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:

Rising, Floating Energy and Flowers by Aya Takano
2013 / Oil on canvas / 35-3/4″x23-7/8″ / Private collection

Aya Takano on Artnet:

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Born December 19~ Gisèle Freund

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:

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:

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Born November 29~ Gertrude Jekyll

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:

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Born November 9~ Mary Hallock Foote

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:

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:

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