Considered among the most powerful figure paintings in Canadian art, this self-portrait is direct, self-confident and elegant. Painting herself while she was three months pregnant, Clark challenged the social mores regarding the visibility and celebration of the pregnant female body in the 1930s. Exhibited at the 1933 Canadian Group of Painter’s exhibition, the work presented the artist as a strong, professional woman, boldly commanding the viewer’s attention.
Materialsoil on canvas
101.6 x 76.7 cm