Portraits of Who We Are

Portraits of Who We Are


Self-Portraits

All images featured in this catalogue are copyrighted by the artists, their estates, or representatives.
All efforts were made to reach them in order to include the accurate permissions and information.
Sizes are h x w x d in inches, unless otherwise noted

Gustave Blache III (b. 1977)
Self Portrait in Red with Orange Scarf, 2008
Oil on board
7.50” x 7.25”
Gift from the Sandra and Lloyd Baccus Collection
2012.13.019
© Gustave Blache III, 2017
Photography by Greg Staley, 2017


Michael Booker (b. 1985)
HSG BUST II, 2016
Oil on canvas
40” x 30”
Gift of Michael Booker
2017.13.001
© Michael Booker, 2017
Photography by Greg Staley, 2017

Elizabeth Catlett (1915–2012)
Self-Portrait, 1999
Silver pencil on black paper
24” x 17.75”
Loan and image courtesy of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Art by Women Collection, Gift of Linda Lee Alter
© Catlett Mora Family Trust/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Willie Cole (b. 1955)
Double-You-See, 2017
Sandblasted glass and ink jet print on wooden shelf
13” x 10” x 0.75”
Loan courtesy of the artist and Maus Contemporary, Birmingham, Alabama
© Willie Cole, 2017
Photography by Greg Staley, 2017

Alfred Conteh (b. 1975)
7 a.m., 2016
Acrylic on canvas
40” x 40”
Loan courtesy of Alfred Conteh
© Alfred Conteh, 2017
Photography by Greg Staley, 2017


Beauford Delaney (1901–1979)
Self-Portrait, 1962
Crayon on newsprint
25.50” x 19.50”
Loan and image courtesy of Knoxville Museum of Art, 2014 purchase with funds provided by the Rachael Patterson Young Art Acquisition Reserve
© Estate of Beauford Delaney, by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire, Court Appointed Attorney

Self-Portrait, 1963
Charcoal and pastel on newsprint
14” x 18.50”
Loan and image courtesy Knoxville Museum of Art, 2014 purchase with funds provided by the Rachael Patterson Young Art Acquisition Reserve
© Estate of Beauford Delaney, by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire, Court Appointed Attorney

Untitled (Self-Portrait Studies), c. 1960s
Ink on nine spiral notepad pages
5.50” x 4” each
Loan and image courtesy of Knoxville Museum of Art, 2014 purchase with funds provided by the Rachael Patterson Young Art Acquisition Reserve
© Estate of Beauford Delaney, by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire, Court Appointed Attorney

Joseph Delaney (1904–1991)
Self Portrait, 1933
Oil on canvas
18.50” x 15.50”
Loan and image courtesy of Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection, Knox
County Public Library
© Estate of Joseph Delaney, by permission of Mark K. Williams, Esq., Court-Appointed Attorney

Aaron Douglas (1899–1979)
Self Portrait, 1945
Oil on canvas
25” x 18.75”
Gift from the Sandra and Lloyd Baccus Collection
2012.13.061
© Heirs of Aaron Douglas/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Photography by Greg Staley, 2015

David C. Driskell (b. 1931)
Self Portrait, 1957
Oil on linen
3.25” x 2.25”
Gift from the Collection of Louis K. Rimrodt 2012.03.001
© David C. Driskell/David C. Driskell Center, 2017
Photography by Greg Staley, 2017

Self Portrait, Dan, n.d.
Conté on paper
10.50” x 7.50”
Gift from the David C. Driskell Collection/ Purchase with funds from the C. Sylvia and Eddie Brown Arts Acquisition Fund 2012.12.002
© David C. Driskell/David C. Driskell Center, 2017
Photography by Greg Staley, 2017

Frederick C. Flemister (1917–1976)
Man with a Brush, c. 1940
Oil on canvas
25.75” x 20.75”
Loan and image courtesy of Clark Atlanta University Art Collection

Fuller, Meta Vaux Warrick (1877–1968)
Self Portrait, 1915
Painted plaster
16.75” x 10.25” x 10.25”
Loan and image courtesy of the Collection of Danforth Art Museum/School, Gift of the Meta V.W. Fuller Trust
2006.320
© Dr. John L. Fuller, Sr.

Reginald Gammon (1921–2005)
Self Portrait, c. 1960s
Oil on canvas
36” x 24”
Gift of Nene Humphrey from the Benny Andrews and Nene Humphrey Collection 2010.06.019
© Estate of Reginald Gammon/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Photography by Greg Staley, 2017

Patrick Earl Hammie (b. 1981)
Intention, 2009
Oil on canvas
84” x 60”
Loan and image courtesy of the artist and Kruger Gallery
© Patrick Earl Hammie, Courtesy of Kruger Gallery

Oedipus, 2017
Oil on linen
68” x 68””
Loan and image courtesy of the artist and Kruger Gallery
© Patrick Earl Hammie, Courtesy of Kruger Gallery, 2017

Michael D. Harris (b. 1948)
Them Days: Self-Portrait as a Young Man, 2012
Mixed media, collage (photo media, cloth, acrylic, beads, metal, colored pencil)
44” x 38”
Gift of Michael D. Harris/Purchase with funds from the Dianne Locke Acquisition, Restoration, and Conservation Fund 2017.16.001
© Michael D. Harris, 2017
Photography by Greg Staley, 2017

Palmer Hayden (1890-1973)
The Janitor Who Paints, 1930
Oil on canvas
39.25” x 32.75”
Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation

Barkley L. Hendricks (1945–2017)
Self-Portrait with Black Hat, 1980 and 2013
Digital C-Print
27.75” x 18.75”
Loan and image courtesy of Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
© Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks. Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Felrath Hines (1913–1993)
Midnight Garden, 1991
Oil on canvas
58.50” x 53”
Gift of Dorothy C. Fisher
2009.06.003
© Dorothy C. Fisher, 2016
Photography by Greg Staley, 2017

 

Margo Humphrey (b. 1942)
The History of Her Life Written Across Her Face, 1991
Color lithograph with metallic leaf and Chine-collé on paper
32” x 29.50”
Loan from the Mrs. Jean and Dr. Robert E. Steele Collection
Image is not included here for lack of copyrights


Malvin Gray Johnson (1896–1934)
Self-Portrait, 1934
Oil on canvas
38.25” x 30”
Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Harmon Foundation


William H. Johnson (1901–1970)
Self-Portrait with Pipe, 1937
Oil on canvas
35” x 28”
Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Harmon Foundation


Loïs Mailou Jones (1905–1998)
Self Portrait, 1940
Casein on board
17.50” x 14.50”
Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of the artist


Hughie Lee-Smith (1915–1999)
Self Portrait, 1954
Oil on canvas
16” x 12”
Loan courtesy of Detroit Institute of Arts © Estate of Hughie-Lee Smith/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Image courtesy of Detroit Institute of Arts, USA / Gift of Charles Feinberg / Bridgeman Images


Juan Logan (b. 1946)
Trying Not to Forget, 2003
Kneeler chairs, wooden boat, cast iron pot, branding, and photographs
5’3” x 16’ x 8’6”
Loan and image courtesy of collection of the artist
© Juan Logan, 2017


Richard Mayhew (b. 1924)
Self Portrait, 1981
Charcoal
15” x 12”
Gift of Nene Humphrey from the Benny Andrews and Nene Humphrey Collection 2010.06.116
© Richard Mayhew, 2015
Photography by Greg Staley, 2017


Keith Morrison
(b. 1942)
Target I, 2014
Acrylic on canvas
20” x 20”
Loan from the collection of Keith Morrison © Courtesy of Keith Morrison Photography by Sam Fritch, 2017


Archibald J. Motley, Jr., (1891–1981)
Self-Portrait (Myself at Work), 1933
Oil on canvas
57.25” x 42.25”
Loan courtesy of Valerie Gerrard Browne and Mara Motley, MD
Private Collection / © Valerie Gerrard Browne / Chicago History Museum / Bridgeman Images
Image courtesy The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA through prior acquisitions of Friends of American Art Collection; through prior bequest of Marguerita S. Ritman/Bridgeman Images


Arcmanoro Niles (b. 1989)
To be Kings, 2015
Oil and acrylic on canvas
34” x 50”
Loan and image courtesy of Arcmanoro Niles © Arcmanoro Niles


James Amos Porter (1905–1970)
Self-Portrait, 1957
Oil on canvas
30” x 22”
Loan and image courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Dorothy Porter Wesley


Betye Saar (b. 1926)
Mystic Sky with Self-Portrait, 1992
Color offset lithograph with paper construction 21.50” x 25.25”
Loan courtesy of Brandywine Workshop Archives Collection
© Betye Saar
Image courtesy of the artist and Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, California


Sheldon Scott
(b. 1976)
Sweet Boy, 2013
Color photography on archival paper
38” x 26”
Loan courtesy of Sheldon Scott and ConnerSmith Gallery
© Sheldon Scott
Photography by Joshua Cogan


Renée Stout (b. 1958)
See-Line Woman, 2009
19-color silkscreen, unique variant
40.50” x 30”
Loan and image courtesy of the artist and Hemphill Fine Arts
© Renée Stout


Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859–1937)
Self-Portrait, 1910
Pencil and conté crayon on paper
8.50” x 8.75”
Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins


Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971)
Negress, 2005
C-Print, edition 1/5, 2APs
35” x 23.5”
Loan and image courtesy of Mickalene Thomas Studio and the Artist
© Mickalene Thomas, courtesy of the Artist


Dox Thrash (1893-1965)
Self-Portrait, 1938
Oil on masonite panel
18” x 15.75”
Loan courtesy of Pennsylvania Academy
of Fine Arts, Paris Haldeman Fund, 2008.24 Image courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Paris Haldeman Fund


Trent Tomengo (b. 1967)
Self Portrait in Blue, 1999
Oil on panel
21” x 29”
Loan courtesy of Stetson University Permanent Collection
© Trent Tomengo, 2017


Carrie Mae Weems (b. 1953)
I Looked and Looked but Failed to See What so Terrified You (Louisiana Project series), 2003
Digital print, edition EP of 5 and two A/P
35.75” x 23.75” each
Loan and image courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NYC
© Carrie Mae Weems, 2017. Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York


Kelly Williams (1919–1983)
Self Portrait, 1959
Gelatin silver print
8.75” x 6.50”
Loan courtesy of Detroit Institute of Arts
© Michael Kelly Williams
Image courtesy of Detroit Institute of Arts, USA / Boulevard Photographic, Inc. Purchase Prize / Bridgeman Images


Deborah Willis (b. 1948)
Hank Willis Thomas (b. 1976)
Sometimes I See Myself in You, 2008
Digital C-Print
13” x 30”
Loan and image courtesy of Hank Willis Thomas and Deborah Willis
© Hank Willis Thomas and Deborah Willis


Hank Willis Thomas (b. 1976)
Branded Chest, 2003 (printed 2011)
Lambda photograph
40” x 30”
Loan courtesy of Private Collection, Birmingham, Alabama
© Hank Willis Thomas, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
All images photographed by Greg Staley, 2017


John Wilson (1922–2015)
Self Portrait, 1945
Oil on panel
40” x 18”
Loan courtesy of Julia Wilson
© The Family of the Artist, courtesy of Martha Richardson Fine Art, Boston
Image courtesy of Martha Richardson Fine Art, Boston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portraits of Artists by Other artists

All images featured in this catalogue are copyrighted by the artists, their estates, or representatives.
All efforts were made to reach them in order to include the accurate permissions and information.
Sizes are h x w x d in inches, unless otherwise noted

Anthony Barboza (b. 1944)
Portrait of Benny Andrews, 1975
Black and white photograph
8.75” x 5.75”
Gift of Nene Humphrey from the Benny Andrews and Nene Humphrey Collection 2010.06.079
© Anthony Barboza, Photographer


Aaron Douglas (1899-1979)
Portrait of Stephanie Pogue, 1972
Graphite on paper
18.25” x 13.75”
Loan from Dr. William H. Pogue, from the Stephanie Pogue Estate
L2006.01.008
© Heirs of Aaron Douglas/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Melvin Edwards (b. 1937)
Portrait of Benny Andrews, 1967
Watercolor and acrylic on paper
26.75” x 21.25”
Gift of Nene Humphrey from the Benny Andrews and Nene Humphrey Collection 2010.06.012
© Melvin Edwards, 2015


Curlee Raven Holton (b. 1951)
Maestro, 2016
Etching and charcoal drawing
28.5” x 20.75”
Gift of Ananda Holton
2017.15.001
© Curlee R. Holton

Earl J. Hooks (1927–2005)
Portrait of Stephanie Pogue, c. 1974/75
Ceramic
9” x 6” x 6”
Loan from Dr. William H. Pogue, from the Stephanie Pogue Estate
L2006.01.009

P.H. Polk, (1898-1984)
Portrait of Aaron Douglas, 1933
Photograph
10” x 8”
From the Collection of David C. Driskell
L1998.01.058


Gale Fulton Ross (b. 1947)
Portrait of Drummer – Max Roach, 2001
Oil and acrylic on paper
12.25” x 10.75”
Gift of Mrs. Jean and Dr. Robert E. Steele 2017.08.021
© Gale Fulton Ross, 2017


Frank Stewart (b. 1949)
Untitled (David C. Driskell in his home), 1980
Black and white photograph
18” x 12”
Gift of the artist
2011.16.010
© Frank Stewart


Frank Stewart (b. 1949)
Untitled (Romare Bearden and David C. Driskell at the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC) , 1980
Black and white photograph
18” x 12”
Gift of the artist
2011.16.004
© Frank Stewart