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Self-Portrait (No. 1)

A work made of oil and charcoal on hardboard.
© The Art Institute of Chicago.

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  • A work made of oil and charcoal on hardboard.

Date:

1981

Artist:

Ivan Albright
American, 1897–1983

About this artwork

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Ivan Albright

Title

Self-Portrait (No. 1)

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

1981

Medium

Oil and charcoal on hardboard

Inscriptions

Signed and dated lower center: Ivan Albright / 1981

Dimensions

33 × 23.5 cm (3 × 9 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ivan Albright

Reference Number

1985.417

Copyright

© The Art Institute of Chicago.

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