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Philip Akkerman (1957)

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A daily blog on “dutch” contemporary art is not complete without a blog dedicated to Philip Akkerman. From his earliest days he started as an artist he portrayed himself and consequently only made self portraits ever after. Whether these were done in oil, drawing, gouache, watercolor or any other material. His works had only one subject… his own “face”. … Interesting is to see that a good portrait by Akkerman reflects his personality, his mood and how he grows from a young man into a middle aged and now a somewhat older men,.

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A face full of character makes these series of portraits one of the only series in modern art totally devoted to the personality of the artist who makes it.

A great series of hundreds of his self-portraits can be found over here: has some very nice Akkerman publications available:

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