Amazing

The Alzheimer Artist Who Painted Self Portraits Every Year Until He Forgot To Send Them In

William Utermohlen was an artist who painted a new portrait every year for 8 years, from the moment he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, to the time when he forgot to send in his final portrait. The transformation is heart-wrenching.



Year 1

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Year 2

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Year 3

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Year 4

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Year 5

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Year 6

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Year 7

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Year 8

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If you’ve ever known someone who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, this might strike close to home. I know it brought a tear to my eye. But there’s something so powerful about watching this transformation in self-portrait form, I think it’s worth sharing.

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