Five 20’s Female Self- Portraits

One of Art’s Oldest Subjects

The earliest portraits are believed to have been painted by ancient Egyptians as a way to immortalise their rulers and gods. Over the years, the traditional genre continued to be reserved for depicting royal families and religious figures. The best painters would have been commissioned to create works of art, which were intended to capture the “true essence” of their subjects.

The National Portrait Gallery in London is one of the best places to discover depicted figures; Eve Leibe Gallery selected the most iconic 20’s century female-self portraits that inspired many of today’s artists.


Anna Zinkeisen

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Dame Laura Knight

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Pauline Boty

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Doris Clare Zinkeisen

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Paule Vézelay

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