For nearly as long as artists have been making art, they have also appeared as its subject. Featuring more than 150 works culled from the AMAM collection spanning the 16th to the 21st centuries, Artists on Artists considers the theme of the artist as portrayed by the artist. The exhibition includes prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, and sculpture by figures such as Käthe Kollwitz, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Edward Steichen, and Andy Warhol. Artists appear as protagonists in three pictorial forms: portraits, self-portraits, and copies or appropriations of other artists’ work. These genres all explore the role of the artist, and by extension reflect each creator and his or her own status.
Text excerpted from the Allen Memorial Art Museum website