Losing yourself - Artist suffering from Alzheimer paints a series of self portraits charting the condition.

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Losing yourself - Artist suffering from Alzheimer paints a series of self portraits charting the condition.

Looking back over your life through your photo album can be a comforting affair, being able to see your friends, family, yourself and how you've changed. William Utermohlen took a different approach when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, the painter produced a series of self portraits which chart his perception of himself and the horrible progression of the disease.

They are a incredibly thought provoking series, dating back to before his condition in 1967 and then from the point of diagnosis in 1995. William passed away in 2007 but left an incredible legacy highlighting the horrible nature of the disease and how it robs the person of their identity.

You can find out more about William by visiting his site at http://www.williamutermohlen.org/

1967

Alzheimer sufferer's self portraits - William Utermohlen 1967

1996

Alzheimer sufferer's self portraits - William Utermohlen 1996

1997

Alzheimer sufferer's self portraits - William Utermohlen 1997

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Alzheimer sufferer's self portraits - William Utermohlen 1998

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Alzheimer sufferer's self portraits - William Utermohlen 1999

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Alzheimer sufferer's self portraits - William Utermohlen 2000