Colourful Conversation Pieces to Dramatic Self-Portraits under Alzheimer’s: The Life of William Utermohlen

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If you Google “William Utermohlen” today, the first page will be Bored Panda: “Artist With Alzheimer’s Drew Self Portraits For 5 Years Until He Could Barely Remember His Own Face”. I discovered the painter recently and was intrigued by his range of works and his inner life. I got to learn more about him through his representative Chris Boïcos of Chris Boïcos Fine Arts, based in Paris, France and Paxos, Greece.

William Utermohlen was born in south Philadelphia in 1933 and died in London in 2007. He studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 1951 to 1957 and on the G.I. Bill at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford in 1957-58. In 1962, he settled in London, where he met and married the art historian Patricia Redmond. In 1967, he…

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