representation of an artist, drawn, painted, photographed, or sculpted by the artist

A self-portrait is a picture of the artist drawing it. The earliest example of a self-portrait made was Jan van Eyck in 1433.[1] The most famous self portrait painter was Vincent van Gogh. He painted a picture of himself 37 times from 1886 to 1889.

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  1. Campbell, Lorne; National Gallery Catalogues (new series): The Fifteenth Century Netherlandish Paintings, pp 212-17, 1998, ISBN 0300-07701-7