Self-Portraits of Famous Authors

Margaret Atwood (1975)

Some authors like to stretch their creative muscles in areas other than writing, like Jack Kerouac and Sylvia Plath, just two of the writers whose self portraits are pictured below. The portraits range from simple sketches and doodles to full-fledged oil paintings. Enjoy!

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Jack Kerouac (1960)

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Sylvia Plath (1951)

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Charles Bukowski (Date Unknown)

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E.E. Cummings (1939)

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Mark Twain (1902)

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William S. Burroughs (1959)

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Edgar Allen Poe (Date Unknown)

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Cormac McCarthy (1975)

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Flannery O’Connor (1953)

Melanie Figueroa

Melanie is the Editor in Chief at The Poetics Project. Having earned a masters in writing and book publishing from Portland State University and gained experience as an in-house editor, she now works as a freelance editor and writer. Her favorite book is The Bell Jar. You can follow Melanie on Twitter or Instagram @wellmelsbells.

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