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National Academy Museum

Exhibition Detail
Her Own Style: An Artist’s Eye With Judith Shea
1083 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY 10128


November 9th, 2012 - January 13th, 2013
 
Self Portrait, Ellen Emmet RandEllen Emmet Rand, Self Portrait,
1927, Oil on composition board
© Courtesy of National Academy Museum
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Drawn from the Academy’s extensive portrait collection, sculptor and National Academician Judith Shea has selected a group of women artists’ portraits spanning from the late 19th century to today for Her Own Style: An Artist’s Eye With Judith Shea. Throughout her career, Shea has been intrigued by the self-image of women and the show explores how a group of female Academicians portrayed themselves, shaped their personal identity, and, ultimately, chose to present themselves for the lens of history through portraiture. She has selected artists who bravely depart from convention, experiment with new angles and palettes and insert the previously absent female protagonist into the genre. Shea has created two original sculptures, one of Elizabeth Catlett and one of Louise Bourgeois, two similarly iconoclastic and groundbreaking artists.


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