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A Face of Her Own: Women Artists and Self-Portraiture


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Location Online via Zoom
Date & Time

Wednesday 25th August 2021

6.00pm - 7.00pm

Join us for a stimulating, insightful talk by the writer Dr. Marie-Anne Mancio!

The history of women making self-portraits can be traced at least as far back as Catharina van Hemessen's groundbreaking Self-Portrait at the Easel, 1548 and through artists like Artemisia Gentileschi, Frida Kahlo, and today's Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Whether as an advertisement for their skills, a gift for the in-laws, an exploration of a psychological or physical state, or a search for a whole new identity, women's self-portraits remain one of the most fascinating genres. 

Dr. Marie-Anne Mancio is an accredited Arts Society lecturer and has taught art history and critical theory nationally and internationally for institutions like Tate, Dulwich Picture Gallery, City Lit, London Art Salon, and many more. She is a founder member of artist collective InFems and writes historical fiction.


This event accompanies the current LPW Exhibition, Forward Broadcast by Sue Baker Kenton. It will take place live via Zoom. You will receive a Zoom link in advance of the event, once your booking has been placed. Artist talk events are £5.


This unique talk is a one-off event and is not being recorded. Latecomers will be admitted during the talk, but we will not be able to share any missed slides after the event. We advise all attendees to arrive promptly for a 6pm start where possible.


Image credit: Artemisia Gentileschi

Image credit: Paula Modersohn-Becker