Self-Portrait

Stuart Davis (1892–1964)

Object Details

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

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.

Location: On View
Part of: Paintings