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The Painter Man  1923

by William J. Forsyth

In this self-portrait William Forsyth wears a blue painter’s smock over his coat and tie, as he would have dressed while painting in his free time in his studio. He depicted himself holding his palette in his right hand, although we know that he painted right-handed—an inversion resulting from using a mirror to capture his own likeness. Already in his late 60s in this self...
23-3/4 x 20 in
Oil on canvas
Public Domain, Courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art