Hearst Galleries

The Artist Revealed: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits

October 20 - December 15, 2013

Chuck Close, Portrait of Alex Katz

A good portrait offers the viewer more than physical features. All artists are involved with, or have a heightened interest in, creative pursuits which makes them interesting candidates for portrait subjects. While commissioned portraits often include expectations that the image be a favorable likeness of the sitter, this exhibition illustrates that self-portraits are an artist’s opportunity to make a statement. Among the artists represented in portraits or self-portraits are: Berenice Abbot, Ansel Adams, Milton Avery, Leonard Baskin, Paul Cezanne, Chuck Close,  Winslow Homer, Alex Katz, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Edouard Manet, Barbara Morgan, Berthe Morisot, Norman Rockwell, Edward Steichen, and Anders Zorn.

On loan from the Syracuse University Art Collection.

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