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Edgerton - Self-portraits project: Home

A collection of resources for students researching artists who work with portraiture and self-portraiture.

Suggested Artists to Research

Kehinde Wiley
Barkley Hendricks
Artemisia Gentileschi
Kerry James Marshall
Susan Hauptman
Frida Kahlo
Zinaida Serebriakova
Paula Modersohn-Becker
Hung Liu
Vincent Van Gogh
Julie Heffernan
Paul Gauguin


Part of Ms. Edgerton's self-portrait drawing project includes researching artists who work with portraiture and self-portraiture. The goal is to find someone who resonates with you personally. Use the following resources to find out more about the artist you choose as well as some of their work.


Vincent van Gogh: Self-portrait with a Straw Hat (verso: The Potato Peeler), oil on canvas, 16 x 12 1/2 in. (40.6 x 31.8 cm), probably 1887 (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967, Accession ID: 67.187.70a); photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Artemisia Gentileschi: Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting, oil on canvas, 965×737 mm, 1630s (Windsor, Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Reference Number: ML 499); photo credit: The Royal Collection.