FRANKIE ASKS: How do artists reveal their identity in self-portraits?


Introducing Frankie

Collaborative Self-Portrait of Frankie Weir by Frankie Weir / Anthony Luvera, 2016

Self-expression or self-promotion?

Curator Rab MacGibbon discusses how identity in a self-portrait involves self-analysis, self-reflection,…

Archives, evidence and self-portraiture

Archivist Bryony Millan highlights self-portrait sketches of the first director of the Gallery, Sir George…

Maggi Hambling

Self-portrait by Maggi Hambling, Oil on canvas, 1977-1978, NPG 6562 Photograph © National Portrait Gallery,…

Roland Penrose

Self-portrait by Sir Roland Penrose, Mixed-media on paper, circa 1948, NPG 6388 © reserved; collection…

Craigie Aitchison

Self-portrait by Craigie Aitchison, oil on canvas, circa late 1950s–early 1960s, NPG 6933 © estate of…

OVER TO YOU: How do you reveal your identity in a self-portrait?

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