AMBER ASKS: How do female artists depict their identity in self-portraiture?


Introducing Amber

Collaborative Self-Portrait of Amber Albani by Amber Albani / Anthony Luvera, 2016

Equal to men?

Interpretation Editor Andrea Easey discusses the status of female artists.

Painting determination

Curator Rab MacGibbon reflects on Gwen John’s self-portrait.

Fewer self-portraits by women?

Interpretation Editor Andrea Easey discusses the Gallery’s history of collecting portraits of women.

Helen Chadwick

Vanitas II by Helen Chadwick, Cibachrome print, 1986, P874, © estate of Helen Chadwick

Sarah Lucas

Self-Portrait with Fried Eggs by Sarah Lucas, Iris print, 1996, NPG P884(5), © Sarah Lucas

Sylvia Pankhurst

Self-portrait by Sylvia Pankhurst, Chalk, c.1907-1910, NPG 4999 © National Portrait Gallery, London

OVER TO YOU: How do you depict yourself in a self-portrait?

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