The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, 2006

The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, 2006

By: Dave Hickey (author)Paperback

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Many of today's emerging artists are using portraiture or self-portraiture to explore complex issues of identity. At the same time, these artists are also testing the boundaries of the genre of figurative art. Others are finding success through a renewed attention to classical training in representational art. Artists who regularly create portraits on commission are also experiencing a higher level of interest in their work. The Outwin Boochever Competition 2006 brings together work that exemplifies these trends. Selected from more than 4,000 entries--from every state in the union--by a jury of experts, the fifty-one portraits included provide clear evidence of the strength of portraiture in today's world, and signal the National Portrait Gallery's increased commitment to contemporary art and today's Americans.

Contents

Foreword / Marc PachterVirginia Outwin BoocheverA Lost World Found / Dave HickeyThe Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2006Jurors' CommentsPrize Winners--First Prize / David Lenz--Second Prize / Yuqi Wang--Third Prize / Nuno de Campos--Commended WorksOther Competition FinalistsAcknowledgmentsIndex of Artists

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780295986555
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 88
  • ID: 9780295986555
  • weight: 209
  • ISBN10: 0295986557

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