Self Portrait

New York, NY
Oil on canvas
23 x 20 in. (58.4 x 50.8 cm)
Dated, signed, inscribed upper left: "1949 / E W Dickinson ANA"
Photo: National Academy of Design


Painted in New York, NY, February 23 "set up two mirrors for NAD self bildnis [portrait] 20/23", 28 "began self portrait in profile", March 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 16, 21, 26, 27, 29, May 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18 it to be shown in Brooklyn in fall, 19 "finished self portrai in profile . . .good luck attended the 3rd exposure of this little piece." "pat saw my self portrait at the studio eve.", 21 "to studio to have 20/30 photographed." "diploma" piece after ED's election as an Associate of the National Academy of Design. The Academy awarded it the First Prize for Portraiture in the 124th Annual Autumn Exhibition, the Evelyn Clair Lockman Prize. On a bank deposit slip for the prize check, ED wrote: "$1200. = Prize for the self portrait, profile, L. ear, & white coat."


National Academy of Design

Exhibition History

1949 Brooklyn Museum: 38 Artists Who Teach
1949 NAD I: Annual, awarded the Evelyn Clair Lockman Prize, first prize for portraiture
1952 ASL: Instructors Exhibition
1953 NAD: Annual
1961 James Graham & Sons: Edwin Dickinson, Retrospective
196163 MoMA: Edwin Dickinson
1965 Whitney: Edwin Dickinson. Major retrospective
1966 Katonah Gallery: Paintings and Drawings by Edwin Dickinson
1967b PAA: Selections from the Work of Edwin Dickinson
196869 Venice Biennial: The Figurative Tradition in Recent American Art: Edwin Dickinson
1976 PAAM: Edwin Dickinson Retrospective
1976 Pennsylvania Academy: In This Academy: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1805-1976
1982b NAD: Art Students League Benefit Sale
199092 NAD: American Collection