Self Portrait, Myself at 66

Date Created
1937
Work Medium
Dimensions
36 in. x 36 in.
CR Number
MISP570
Signature
Inscribed only upper left: Myself at 66
Signature Details
Painted in Alten's home studio at 1593 Fulton Street in Grand Rapids. Paintings, including one with birch tree subject matter, possibly, Birches and Lake (MILW1419) can be seen through the opened doorway behind the artist. Although right-handed, Alten appears to be left-handed, as he was painting his own image as seen in a mirror.

This is likely Alten's last self portrait.
Thesaurus of Geographic Names Location
Provenance

Grand Valley Sate University

Dianne Demmon Boozer collection by descent

Camelia Alten Demmon by descent

Exhibitions

Mathias Alten Memorial Exhibition

Preview Exhibition of the Permanent Installation of The Sources of Wealth and The Uses of Wealth

Mathias J. Alten: Discovery of an American Impressionist

Bibliography

Sweeney, J. Gray "Mathias J. Alten (1871 -1938)," Exhibition Catalog (1979)

Gerdts, William H., "Mathias J. Alten," American Art Review, December 1998.

Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS), "Alten, Mathias Joseph 1871-1938"

Subjects
Self Portrait
Michigan