The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, 2006

Dave Hickey

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  • Published: 2006
  • Subject Listing: Art
  • Bibliographic information: 88 pp., 55 color illus., 5 x 8.50 in.
  • Distributed for: National Portrait Gallery
  • Contents

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
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