|Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz "Self-Portrait with Apron and Brushes" 1887|
National Museum, Krakow
In comparison with Marie Bashkirtseff (1858-1884) whose almost exact contemporary she was, Bilińska-Bohdanowicz appeared to be a somewhat slower-maturing artist. Although she died in her thirties rather than her twenties as Bashkirtseff did, she left us with much less information about herself and a smaller body of mature work. These two evocative self-portraits, the last one left unfinished by her death, are the pieces she left behind that most clearly hint at her individual genius, and the skill and power she was accruing.
|Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz "Self-Portrait" 1892|
National Museum, Warsaw