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About This Artwork
Self-Portrait (No.19), 1983
Colored pencil and graphite on hardboard
33 x 24.1 cm (13 x 9 1/2 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Ivan Albright, 1985.435
In 1981 Albright began a series of drawn and painted self-portraits at the invitation of the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, which for four centuries has collected other significant examples of this motif. For the next two years, ending with his death in 1983, the artist, energized by this great honor, created around 24 small self-portraits in various media, a series that constitutes a summation of his vision and technical prowess.
Exhibition label from Homegrown: The School of the Art Institute in the Permanent Collection
Art Institute of Chicago, "Ivan Albright: Magic Realist," February 20-May 11, 1997; traveled to New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 10-September 7, 1997.
Art Institute of Chicago, "Homegrown: The School of the Art Institute in the Permanent Collection," October 17, 2015-February 14, 2016.