Francesca Woodman

American, 1958–1981

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Francesca Woodman

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American, 1958–1981

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Biography

At age thirteen, photographer Francesca Woodman took her first self-portrait. From then on, until her untimely death in 1981 at age 22, she produced over 800 images. The photographs, recognized for their unique vision and range of innovative techniques, have been the subject of extensive critical study. Situated alongside 1970s contemporaries such as Ana Mendieta and Hannah Wilke, Woodman’s images, self-portraits and explorations of the female body, foreshadow the work of such artists as Cindy Sherman, Sarah Lucas, Nan Goldin, and Karen Finley.

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Guggenheim Museum, and 1 more
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Tate Modern, and 7 more
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Tate, and 2 more
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Artforum, and 2 more
Biography

At age thirteen, photographer Francesca Woodman took her first self-portrait. From then on, until her untimely death in 1981 at age 22, she produced over 800 images. The photographs, recognized for their unique vision and range of innovative techniques, have been the subject of extensive critical study. Situated alongside 1970s contemporaries such as Ana Mendieta and Hannah Wilke, Woodman’s images, self-portraits and explorations of the female body, foreshadow the work of such artists as Cindy Sherman, Sarah Lucas, Nan Goldin, and Karen Finley.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Guggenheim Museum, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 7 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Articles Featuring Francesca Woodman
Reevaluating Francesca Woodman, Whose Early Death Haunts Her Groundbreaking Images
Aug 22nd, 2018
Reevaluating Francesca Woodman, Whose Early Death Haunts Her Groundbreaking Images
How Feminist Photography of the 1970s Paved the Way for Women Artists Today
Oct 7th, 2016
How Feminist Photography of the 1970s Paved the Way for Women Artists Today
Giorgio Morandi and Sean Scully Inspire a Show That Celebrates the “Resistance and Persistence” of Art
Jan 11th, 2016
Giorgio Morandi and Sean Scully Inspire a Show That Celebrates the “Resistance and Persistence” of Art
A Show of Self-Portraits in an Age of Selfies at Ricco/Maresca Gallery
Oct 2nd, 2015
A Show of Self-Portraits in an Age of Selfies at Ricco/Maresca Gallery
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