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Orion Wertz's "Untitled Portrait" (2012). Art notes: 4 finalists announced for Hudgens Prize; Mint exhibits folk artist Lucas

Orion Wertz's "Untitled Portrait" (2012). Art notes: 4 finalists announced for Hudgens Prize; Mint exhibits folk artist Lucas

Sly Stallone (Rocky), just one of Andy Warhol's portraits on view at La Salle University Art Museum until June 28, 2012.

Sly Stallone (Rocky), just one of Andy Warhol's portraits on view at La Salle University Art Museum until June 28, 2012.

The Definitive Guide to Will and Kate's London:      National Portrait Gallery:    The Duchess of Cambridge has a multi‐faceted history with the National Portrait Gallery. Not only is her first official portrait on display  there, she has been a patron of the museum since 2012, expressing a keen interest in portraiture and photography. Kate has visited the  museum several times—which makes sense, seeing as she studied art history at university.

The Definitive Guide to Will and Kate's London: National Portrait Gallery: The Duchess of Cambridge has a multi‐faceted history with the National Portrait Gallery. Not only is her first official portrait on display there, she has been a patron of the museum since 2012, expressing a keen interest in portraiture and photography. Kate has visited the museum several times—which makes sense, seeing as she studied art history at university.

Xu Weixin: Monumental Portraits. On view February 20, 2015 through May 29, 2016. University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan  www.umma.umich.edu The first major U.S. exhibition of the accomplished Chinese artist Xu Weixin (b. 1958). Image credit: Huang Shuai from Chinese Historical Figures: 1966–1976 2005–2012, oil on canvas, 98 2/5 x 78 3/4 in. (250 x 200 cm.) Collection of Taikang Collection and Taikang Space Museum.

Xu Weixin: Monumental Portraits. On view February 20, 2015 through May 29, 2016. University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan www.umma.umich.edu The first major U.S. exhibition of the accomplished Chinese artist Xu Weixin (b. 1958). Image credit: Huang Shuai from Chinese Historical Figures: 1966–1976 2005–2012, oil on canvas, 98 2/5 x 78 3/4 in. (250 x 200 cm.) Collection of Taikang Collection and Taikang Space Museum.

Gabriele Münter.  1877 - 1962.  German Expressionist/Der Blaue Reiter Movement.  Self-Portrait, 1908–09.

Gabriele Münter. 1877 - 1962. German Expressionist/Der Blaue Reiter Movement. Self-Portrait, 1908–09.

"Even as a young girl, Elizabeth Catlett knew she wanted to be an artist. This aspiration -- at a time when few African American women were practicing artists, and art museums in the South were closed to African Americans -- is a testament to her family's support and commitment to education. Against all odds, she tenaciously pursued her vision despite the denial of educational and exhibition opportunities to African American artists at that time." - portrait by Kwaku Alston

"Even as a young girl, Elizabeth Catlett knew she wanted to be an artist. This aspiration -- at a time when few African American women were practicing artists, and art museums in the South were closed to African Americans -- is a testament to her family's support and commitment to education. Against all odds, she tenaciously pursued her vision despite the denial of educational and exhibition opportunities to African American artists at that time." - portrait by Kwaku Alston

Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998), artist and Howard University professor.    Lois painted portraits, as well as designing masks, textiles and stained glass windows.  Well traveled, Lois was influenced by black culture in the US, Haiti and Africa.     Lois’s work is regularly displayed in museums.  In 2012, her work will be on display in Maryland, Alabama and Florida.

Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998), artist and Howard University professor. Lois painted portraits, as well as designing masks, textiles and stained glass windows. Well traveled, Lois was influenced by black culture in the US, Haiti and Africa. Lois’s work is regularly displayed in museums. In 2012, her work will be on display in Maryland, Alabama and Florida.

Ann Gale-Self Portrait with Red Grid, 2012 | Oil on masonite | 14 x 11 inches

Ann Gale-Self Portrait with Red Grid, 2012 | Oil on masonite | 14 x 11 inches

who hasn't wanted to do this to their professor?!!!  "there is a headless portrait of a University professor in the art collection that makes me laugh!". Museum of St Andrews University.

who hasn't wanted to do this to their professor?!!! "there is a headless portrait of a University professor in the art collection that makes me laugh!". Museum of St Andrews University.