Subject: Contemporary Portraiture / The Cartin Collection @ Lyman Allyn Museum May 14 - August 14, 2006 Subject: Contemporary Portraiture / The Cartin Collection @ Lyman Allyn Museum May 14 - August 14, 2006 Subject: Contemporary Portraiture / The Cartin Collection @ Lyman Allyn Museum May 14 - August 14, 2006 Subject: Contemporary Portraiture / The Cartin Collection @ Lyman Allyn Museum May 14 - August 14, 2006
Philip Akkerman
(Vaassen, Netherlands, 1957- )
Lives and works in The Hague, Netherlands

Though he trained early in his career in classic academic approaches to painting, Akkerman then went on to study under conceptual artists Jan Dibbets and Stanley Brouwn in Amstserdam. Since 1981, Akkerman has painted only self-portraits, having declared that "I paint myself, and so I paint the whole of mankind." Having undertaken this singular project, Akkerman is free to explore the infinite variations of a single individual (himself), and through such exploration discovers something universal about all identities.
Akkerman 2001 Painting nr. 32
2001

Oil on canvas
19 5/8 x 16 7/8 in.
Akkerman 1996 Painting nr. 84
1996

Oil on canvas
19 5/8 x 16 7/8 in.
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The Cartin Collection

Philip Akkerman
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Robert Beck
Stanley Brouwn
Thomas Chimes
Joe Coleman
Benjamin Cottam
R Crumb
Spencer Finch
Tony Fitzpatrick
Tom Friedman
Gregory Gillespie
Mark Greenwold
David Hammons
Paul Laffoley
Glenn Ligon
Robert Lostutter
Margherita Manzelli
Marlene McCarty
Sean Mellyn
Sam Messer
Evan Penny
Charles Ritchie
Harry Roseman
Matt Saunders
Jenny Scobel
Sandra Scolnik
Malick Sidibé
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Jim Torok
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein
Magnus Von Plessen
John Waters
Martin Wilner