Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • John Steuart Curry
    born: Dunavant, Kansas, United States ; died: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
  • Self-portrait, 1927–1929
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 91.5 x 76.2 cm
    Canvas/Support: 36 x 30 in
  • Museum purchase: Friends of the Art Museum, the Students of the University of Kansas, the Price R. and Flora A. Reid Foundation, Maupintour, Inc., Margaret and Darwin Daicoff, Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Braden, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Barber, and Mr. Stan E. Wisdom
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, W1
  • 1985.0023

Waist length profile of seated artist, head turned toward viewer. Artist holds bushes and cloth in right hand, sits in front of canvas on brightly patterned chair. Entire image is depicted as a reflection in a mirror. There is a painting on the right side and an image of an animal (dragon) at upper left.