women illustrators





Some Self Portraits by Women Artists:

  1. Sofonisba Anguissola (Italian, 1530-1625), Self Portrait at the Easel Painting a Devotional Panel, 1556
  2. Judith Leyster (Dutch, 1609-1660), Self Portrait, ca. 1630
  3. Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, 1755-1842), Self Portrait in a Straw Hat, after 1782
  4. Marie-Gabrielle Capet (French, 1761-1818), Self Portrait, c. 1783
  5. Zinaida Serebriakova (Russian, 1884-1967), At the Dressing Table – Self Portrait, 1909
  6. Nasta Rojc (Croatian, 1883-1964), Self Portrait, 1912
  7. Tamara de Lempika (Polish, 1898-1980), Self Portrait in the Green Bugatti, 1925
  8. Leonor Fini (Argentine-French, 1908-1996), Self Portrait with Scorpion, 1938
  9. Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907-1954), Self Portrait, 1945
  10. Yana Movchan (b. in Kiev, Ukraine, 1971), Beautiful Me (Self Portrait)


dont leave out my girl artemisia gentileschi

Since this post is very dominated by self-portraits of white women, I feel it is imperative to share these as well:

[Black Artist Completing a Portrait of a White Female Aristocrat; Brazil. Early 1700s]

[S.B. Syed Dabhol; Adding Watercolor to a Photograph. India, c. 1920]

[FaTma WaGdi; RukaLiza!/The Egyptian Mona Lisa]

and in addition, to point out that Self Portraits of Color is another tumblr that no one should be missing out on!! Here’s a selection of self portraits from women of color on that blog:

Pan Yuliang / 潘玉良; My Family. China (1931-1932)

Samizu Matsuki; Self Portrait with Self Portrait. US (1970)

Wendy Red Star; The Four Seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring, Indian Summer; US (2006)

Amrita Sher Gil; Self-Portrait. France/Hungary/India (1933)

Snehal Page; Summer Self-Portrait. India (2013)

Baljit Balrow; Self-Portrait with Union Jack. UK (2009)

Maya Christina Gonzalez; I Frame Myself. US (1997)

Also of note: Women in the Act of Painting (blogspot)

Cool stuff!!


Celebrate Women Artists in Science Fiction and Fantasy at the Society of Illustrators!


On June 8th, a new exhibit
curated by Tor’s own Irene Gallo and Orbit Books’ Lauren Panepinto
opens at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of
Illustrators, turning a spotlight on the incredibly rich array of
science fiction and fantasy art created by women, from established icons
in the field to new and upcoming artists. Point of Vision: Celebrating Women Artists in Fantasy and Science Fiction will run until August 20th; the opening reception is June 10th and is open to the public.

(Illustrations above by Cynthia Sheppard, Ashley Mackenzie,Julie Dillon, Yuko Shimizu, and Rovina Cai)

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Oooo art! The dramatic angular one is my favourite, I think. 

Go check it out if you’re in NY! 

That cricket hat kind of freaks me out though