Self Portrait, Myself at 66

Identifier
2009.90.1
Date Created
1937
Work Medium
Dimensions
36 in x 36 in x ;43 in x 43 in x 3.25 in
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Historical Context
Painted in Alten's home studio at 1593 Fulton Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan, this is likely his last self-portrait. Although right-handed, Alten appears to be left-handed, as he was painting his own image as seen in a mirror.







Description
Gray-haired man wearing a white shirt and gray pants. He is holding a palette and paintbrushes.
Credit
Gift of Dianne and Gordon Boozer

Painting Origin

Grand Rapids