Cast of Characters: Three Chicago Painters Activity

The Illinois State Museum's educational resources features works by Gertrude Abercrombie and Julia Thecla from the 1930s. Their self-portraits are compared in the exercise called Self-ish Subject. What do these self-portraits tell you about the artist’s self-image? The Lost in Space activity describes how these artists create space and mood in their paintings. The World is a Stage treats paintings as a stage set. Activities and Resources provides ideas for projects to try.