Amon Carter print details

Self-Portrait

Stuart Davis (1892–1964)

Object Details

    Date:
  • Date
    1919
  • Medium:
  • Medium
    Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions:
  • Dimensions
    22 1/4 X 18 1/4
  • Collection Name:
  • Collection Name
    Paintings
  • Credit Line:
  • Credit Line
    Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Accession Number:
  • Accession Number
    1975.29

Object Description

Educator Resources

Essential Questions

  • Why do artists create self-portraits?
  • How do artists incorporate their identity into their artwork?
  • What is the difference between a traditional and non-traditional portrait?
  • How has the purpose, media, and style of self-portraits changed and/or stayed the same throughout time?
  • How are artists’ self-portraits influenced by each other?

Suggested Activities (any grade)

Provide a demonstration on how to create portraits. Students can practice eyes, noses, mouths, heads, etc., or practice drawing a complete portrait.

Tombstone Data

Image Credit

Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

Object Copyright

Additional details

Location: On View
Part of the Paintings