16 Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Artsy Specialist
Apr 16, 2018 4:08PM

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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Sally Michel
Chess Game, 1978
Caldwell Gallery Hudson
Sally Michel
Mother and Son, 1968
Childs Gallery

Fernand Léger

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


Fernand Léger
L’Enfant a L’ Acordion, 1953
Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Fernand Léger
Femmes et Enfants a l'Accordeon, ca. 1955
Heather James Fine Art


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.


Slim Aarons
The Romanones, limited edition print, 1976
Getty Images Gallery
Slim Aarons
Nice Pool, 1955
Edge Prints

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).


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