Edvard Munch, "A person himself believes that all the other portraits are good likenesses except the one of himself."

Edvard Munch, "A person himself believes that all the other portraits are good likenesses except the one of himself."

Lam Qua, one of the most famous Chinese artists resident in Hong Kong in the 1870s. Taken by John Thomson around 1872 it shows Lam Qua working on a Chinese group portrait in a style that was copied by many lesser known artists of the day.

Lam Qua, one of the most famous Chinese artists resident in Hong Kong in the 1870s. Taken by John Thomson around 1872 it shows Lam Qua working on a Chinese group portrait in a style that was copied by many lesser known artists of the day.

At the end of his life, French impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir continued painting — using a brush tied to his arthritic hand.

[ the 40 most revealing artist portraits ] pictures inc. ; time life pictures / getty images " auguste renoir 1919 "

Gunta Stölzl, the only female Bauhaus master, founder of the Bauhaus Weaving Workshop, WWI Red Cross Nurse, mentor to Anni Albers and countless female artists of her generation, listed, "degenerate artist" by the Nazis for her political views, uncompromising advocate for textile arts.

Gunta Stölzl, the only female Bauhaus master, founder of the Bauhaus Weaving Workshop, WWI Red Cross Nurse, mentor to Anni Albers and countless female artists of her generation, listed, "degenerate artist" by the Nazis for her political views, uncompromising advocate for textile arts.

Andy Warhol working on a 'Flower' painting at The Factory, New York, March 1965.

Andy Warhol working on a 'Flower' painting at The Factory, New York, March 1965.

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