Arts Everyday Living: Through a Woman Artists’ Eyes–The Art of Self-Portraits

Anna Bilinska-Bohdanowicz, Self Portrait, 1887, oil on canvas, National Museum, Krakow, Poland

 

Both Polish artist Anna Bilinska-Bohdanowicz (1857-1893) and Swedish artist Elizabeth Keyser (1851-1898) have mastered the art of self portraiture, with an emphasis on the tools of their creativity.  Each woman was about 30 at the time, both living in the artistic epicenter of Paris where they could further their careers.

 

Elizabeth Keyser, Self Portrait, 1880, oil on canvas, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

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