Art

The Alzheimer Artist Who Painted Self Portraits Every Year Until He Forgot To Send Them In

William Utermohlen was an artist who painted a new portrait every year for 8 years, from the moment he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, to the time when he forgot to send in his final portrait. The transformation is heart-wrenching.

Year 1

William Utermohlen

Year 2

William Utermohlen

Year 3

William Utermohlen

Year 4

William Utermohlen

Year 5

William Utermohlen

Year 6

William Utermohlen

Year 7

William Utermohlen

Year 8

William Utermohlen

William Utermohlen

If you’ve ever known someone who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, this might strike close to home. I know it brought a tear to my eye. But there’s something so powerful about watching this transformation in self-portrait form, I think it’s worth sharing.

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