16 Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Artsy Specialist
Apr 16, 2018 12:08pm
Mother’s Day is just around the corner. This year, you can make a grand gesture with the gift of art.
If you’re shopping for a mother in your life, start by searching for her favorite artists—or look below to discover standout pieces that are all about moms.
To buy any of these works, you can click on the image to contact the gallery directly.

Sally Michel

Michel—who famously shared a studio with her husband Milton Avery—is known for her vibrantly colored paintings, which capture everyday family life.
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Fernand Léger

A boy with an accordion, surrounded by strong, maternal women, is one of the Cubist pioneer’s signature motifs.


With a light-hearted sensibility, the Danish artist presents endearing moments between mothers and sons—as well as this not-to-miss portrait titled Metal Mom (2013).
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Marc Chagall

Available at auction this week, Chagall’s Maternité (1954) is a fanciful portrayal of motherhood, brought to life in vivid reds, purples, and yellows.
Bids Starting at $3,200

Will Barnet

Across his nine-decade-long career, the prolific American artist painted the mothers, children, and grandchildren in his life—most often, with cats roaming around in the background.

Slim Aarons

Aarons’s photographs offer a glimpse into the jet-setting lives of actresses, countesses, and other glamorous mothers in American history.

Stephen Hansen

For a playful gift, look to Hansen’s pun-filled prints and papier-mâché sculptures, such as this living room scene Real People (2012).