The slightly turned view of the face and the sidelong gaze seen here are characteristic of self-portraits, which were often done while looking in a mirror. This method produces a reverse image of the subject (compare Max Weber's portrait of Walkowitz, also on this screen, in which the part in the hair appears on the opposite side).
Oil on canvas
Signed upper left in black: "A. WALKOWITZ / 1908"; signed lower left: A Walkowitz / 1908"; signed verso on stretcher: "Walkowitz / A Portrait"
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Abraham Walkowitz (American, born Russia, 1878-1965). Self-Portrait 1908, 1908. Oil on canvas, 21 1/4 x 18 1/2 in. (54 x 47 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist, 44.69 (Photo: , CUR.44.69.jpg)
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