Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Woman Artist - American Mabel Alvarez 1891–1985 Paints Herself & Others

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Mabel Alvarez (1891-1985) Self-Portrait of the Artist 1923


Mabel Alvarez (1891–1985) was a Spanish-American artist & oil painter. She was born to a prominent Spanish family on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.


Mabel Alvarez (1891-1985) Self Portrait

In 1915, Alvarez enrolled in a Los Angeles art school, where she enjoyed immediate success.


Mabel Alvarez (1891-1985) Double Abstraction 1964


She painted a large mural for the Panama-California Exposition San Diego, for which she won a Gold Medal.


Mabel Alvarez (1891-1985) In the Garden c. 1922


Alvarez attended William Cahill’s School for Illustration & Painting in Los Angeles. Her first portrait painting was displayed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1917.


Mabel Alvarez (1891-1985) Figures by the Sea 1963


The primary color that Alvarez used to express herself was green; many soft hues of green, which to her represented joy, love, hope, youth & mirth.


Mabel Alvarez (1891-1985) Arabella 1930s


Alvarez continued to paint through her 60s & 70s and to exhibit regularly. Her works included Impressionism, as well as still-life & portrait painting. Her late pieces are introspective, focusing on religious & symbolic themes.


Mabel Alvarez (1891-1985) Girl Seated in the Garden


The later years of her life were spent in a retirement apartment & then in a nursing home. She died on March 13, 1985, at the age of 93 in Los Angeles.


Mabel Alvarez (1891-1985) Morning at the Shore 1966


Mabel Alvarez (1891-1985) The Figure at the Window


Mabel Alvarez (1891-1985) Ladies with Parasols 1958


Mabel Alvarez (1891-1985) Arabella with Calla Lillies 1934


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Portraits of Women Painting - Born in the 19C

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1819 Jerichau Baumann (Danish artist, 1819-1881) Self Portrait


1825 Emma Gaggiotti Richards (English painter, 1825-1912) Self Portrait 1853


1840 Bertha Wegmann, Portrait of Jeanna Bauck, Jeanna Maria Charlotta Bauck (German artist, 1840-1926)


1841 Berthe Morisot (French artist, 1841-1895) Self-Portrait 1885


1844 Marie Spartali Stillman (English artist, 1844-1927) Self Portrait


1844 Mary Cassatt (American artist, 1844-1926). Self Portrait 1880


1848 Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Self Portrait 1889-96


1850 Mary Sympson Tovey Christison (English portrait painter, 1850-1879) Self Portrait


1856 Anna Elizabeth Klumpke (American artist, 1856–1942) Portrait of Rosa Bonheur (1822–1899)


1857 Alice Pike Barney (American artist, 1857–1931) Self Portrait


1857 Alice Pike Barney (American artist, 1857–1931) Self Portrait


1857 Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz (Polish painter, 1857–1893) Self-Portrait with Apron and Brushes, 1887


1857 Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz (Polish painter, 1857–1893) Self Portrait


1858 Marie Bashkirtseff (Ukranian-born French artist, 1858-1884) Self-Portrait with a Palette, c 1883


1858 Marie Bashkirtseff (Ukranian-born French artist, 1858-1884) The Women's Studio 1881


1860 Elisabeth Nourse (American painter, 1860-1938) Self-Portrait, 1892


1861 Ethel Walker (British painter, 1861-1951) Self Portrait


1861 Elin Kleopatra Danielson-Gambogi (Finnish painter, 1861-1919) Self-Portrait, 1900


1863 Hanna Hirsch-Pauli, Portrait of Artist Venny Soldan-Brofeldt (Finnish painter, 1863-1945) Self Portrait  c 1887


1865 Alina Bondy Glassowa (Ukrainian painter,1865-1935) Self Portrait


1866 Emily Maria Eardley Childers (English artist, 1866–1922), Self-Portrait, 1889


1866 Lydia Field Emmet (American artist, 1866-1952) Self Portrait


1870 Dora Wahlroos (Finnish artist, 1870-1947) Self Portrait


1870 Lucia Mathews (American artist, 1870-1955) Self Portrait


1871 Martha Susan Baker (American artist, 1871-1911) Self Portrait


1871 Martha Susan Baker (American artist, 1871-1911) Self Portrait 


1872 Alice Bailly (Swiss artist, 1872-1938) Self Portrait


1875 Margaret Preston (Australian artist, 1875–1963) Self Portrait  1930


1876 Luisa Vidal Puig (Spanish artist, 1876-1918) Self Portrait


1876 Mabel Dwight (American artist, 1876-1955) Self-Portrait 1932


1876 Maria Mela (Melania) Muter (Mutermilch) (Polish-French artist, 1876-1967) Self Portrait


1877 Gabriele Münter (German impressionist, 1877–1962) Self Portrait  1909


1877 Laura Knight (British artist, 1877-1970) Self-portrait


1878 Gertrude Horsford Fiske (American painter, 1878-1961) Self Portrait


1879 Robert Harris Portrait of Helen MakNikoll Galloway (Canadian painter, 1879-1915) 1910


1881 Margaret Foster Richardson (American artist, 1881-1945) Self Portrait


1884 Zinaida Yevgenyevna Serebriakova (Russian artist, 1884-1967) Self Portrait 1921


1884 Zinaida Yevgenyevna Serebriakova (Russian artist, 1884-1967) Self Portrait 1938


1884 Zinaida Yevgenyevna Serebriakova (Russian artist, 1884-1967) Self Portrait 1956


1884 Zinaida Yevgenyevna Serebriakova (Russian artist, 1884-1967) Self Portrait


1887 Noel Laura Nisbet (British painter, 1887-1956) Self Portrait


1889 Hilda Carline (English artist, 1889-1950) Self-Portrait 1923


1889 Willard Leroy Metcalf (American Impressionist Painter, 1858-1925) Lois Wilcox (American artist, 1889-1958) Here at age 15


1891 Mabel Alvarez (American artist, 1891-1985) Self Portrait


1898 Lotte Laserstein (German artist, 1898-1990) Self Portrait


1898 Lotte Laserstein (German artist, 1898-1990) Self Portrait


1898 Lotte Laserstein (German artist, 1898-1993) Self Portrait


1898 Lotte Laserstein (German artist, 1898-1990) Self Portrait 1938


1898 Lotte Laserstein (German artist, 1898-1990) Two Women 1928


Lotte Laserstein (German artist, 1898-1990) My Only Reality (Self Portrait painting)


1899 Alice Endresz (Hungarian painter, 1899-19--)