Back in March, I started a little game in which I asked readers to "Name that Artist" based upon one of their paintings or other works of art. Today, I'm going to do something not all that different, asking readers to "Name that Artist" based upon their self-portraits. Most of these artist are (or should be) household names, at least for those interested enough in art to read these words. Some people are good at remembering names, others in remembering faces. How many times have you told some, "Your face is familiar; I just can't remember your name." As I did before, I'll try to offer a clue that's helpful but not too helpful. I have also included the date the painting was done, which will at least put your thinking in the right century, although the artists' garb alone ought to help in that regard as well. Also, look at the style. Remember, these are portraits, painted by the artists themselves in their predominant style. They are not, however, necessarily the artists' most familiar self-portraits and some were done in their youth. By the way, don't go looking for the obvious ones like van Gogh, Picasso, Warhol, or Jim Lane. That would be too easy.
|1623, His nickname might have been "Chipper."|
|1629, His first, but certainly not his last...|
|1925, Looking rather bleak...|
|ca. 1500, A thinker and a doer...|
|ca. 1600, Talent tempered by a temper...|
|1877, A momma's boy|
|1906, Forgers love him...|
|1893, Loved topless girls...|
|1979, His identity is a closely guarded secret...|
|1866, An American in Paris...|
First and last names of each artist, please...
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