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Wieland, Joyce
Self Portrait
1978

Joyce Wieland is known as a painter, sculptor, quilt designer and filmmaker. She consistently resisted traditional boundaries between artistic disciplines. A feminist, a patriot and an environmentalist, Wieland created an art that is at once intensely personal, and universal. Many have seen her work as auto-biographical. This exquisite small portrait is an intimate, searching assessment of the artist, painted in 1978 when she was forty-seven years old. It is remarkable for its honest assessment of both her physical and inner states of being.

 
Wieland, Joyce
Toronto ON 1931–Toronto ON 1998
Self Portrait
1978
Oil on canvas
height / width: 20.50 x 20.30 cm; 8.07 x 7.99 in.
Purchase, Chancellor Richardson Memorial Fund, 1993
36-003

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