Self-Portrait, Elaine de Kooning, 1944 Born 1918, NYC, Died 1989, NYC "Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Elaine de Kooning became a noted Abstract Expressionist* painter who also pursued portrait painting in a semi-realist style. However, like so many women artists of that era who married artists, her career was sublimated to that of her famous husband, Willem de Kooning." - AskART
Self Portrait by Lucian Freud. Colours, brushstrokes - need I say more? / 50 Most Influential and Famous Paintings of All Time http://www.kuyadex.info/2017/04/50-Most-Influential-Famous-Paintings-All-Time.html
The above painting, entitled Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets, is probably the most famous portrait ever done of her. The artist, her good friend (and lover?) Edouard Manet, painted the picture in 1872. Manet made a total of eleven oil portraits of Morisot. In my opinion, this is the best of the lot!
Alice Neel (1900 – 1984) Neel’ is especially famous for her portraits. As a woman artist she had her work cut out to become known, but as well as talent, she did have a political voice and self awareness. She painted lots of famous people including Andy Warhol.