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Self-Portrait

1929 Malvina Hoffman Born: New York, New York 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 limestone 25 3/4 x 17 1/8 x 13 in. (65.4 x 43.5 x 33.1 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the Charles Lamson Hoffman Family 1985.73.3 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46B


Luce Center Label

Malvina Hoffman was praised for her ability to capture the character of the sitter, a skill she learned while working with Rodin. In this self-portrait, Hoffman modeled herself in her own characteristic pose, as a sculptor. She looks to the side, as if she is observing a sitter.

Keywords

Object - art tool

Occupation - art - painter

Occupation - art - sculptor

Portrait female - Hoffman, Malvina - bust

Portrait female - Hoffman, Malvina - self-portrait

sculpture

stone - limestone