Self Portrait, Sketch by Himself

Date Created
1917
Work Medium
Dimensions
20 in. x 16 in.
CR Number
MISP217
Signature
Signed/inscr/dated: M. Alten/Sketch by Himself/1917 lower left
Signature Details
On the canvas verso "Damar/Feb 1980" in block lettering.

Although the red poppy was later to become symbolic of remembrance during World War I, Alten is seen here, probably in the early days following America's entrance into the conflict wearing a blue flower in his lapel. He is also seen in Self Portrait, 1917, (MISP1314) wearing a similar flower.
Provenance

Private collection

With Hefner Gallery

Exhibitions

Mathias Alten Retrospective

Subjects
Self Portrait
Michigan