The oldest portrait of a woman ever found, dating from 26,000 years ago, carved in mammoth ivory and proving that even our early ancestors could capture the expressive nature of the human face in a style that was uniquely meaningful to them.
Read more about how researchers are studying artifacts like these through the lens of art rather than solely through anthropology at Short Sharp Science.
Joan Mitchell (American, 1926 - 1992).
Oil on canvas. Signed LL.
Bradley Walker Tomlin (American, 1899 - 1953).
Oil on canvas. Signed and dated 1953 en verso.
Jackie Kennedy riding in March 1962, courtesy of Robert Knudsen / JFK Library