The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, 2006
- PUBLISHED: June 2006
- SUBJECT LISTING: Art
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 88 Pages, 5 x 8.5 in, 55 color illus.
- ISBN: 9780295986555
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.
Foreword / Marc Pachter
Virginia Outwin Boochever
A Lost World Found / Dave Hickey
The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2006
--First Prize / David Lenz
--Second Prize / Yuqi Wang
--Third Prize / Nuno de Campos
Other Competition Finalists
Index of Artists