The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2006

The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2006

Paperback(2006 ed.)



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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780295986555
Publisher: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute
Publication date: 01/01/2006
Edition description: 2006 ed.
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword / Marc Pachter
Virginia Outwin Boochever
A Lost World Found / Dave Hickey
The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2006
Jurors' Comments
Prize Winners
—First Prize / David Lenz
—Second Prize / Yuqi Wang
—Third Prize / Nuno de Campos
—Commended Works
Other Competition Finalists
Index of Artists

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