The Portraits

The exhibition catalogue "Elaine De Kooning: Portraits" on display in the museum store
Book cover with painted portrait of a man folding his arms

PublicationsOutwin Boochever Portrait Competition, 2013

Author:  National Portrait Gallery

The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013 showcases the forty-nine most inspiring and intriguing works of this triennial event. Figurative artists from around the nation are invited to submit entries in all media to be considered for prizes and display at the Smithsonian s National Portrait Gallery. More than 3,000 entries were received to be judged in the nation s most prestigious portrait competition. Submissions included a variety of media ranging from traditional oil paintings and drawings to contemporary works created from rice, glitter, thread and video. Grand-prize winner Bo Gehring received a $25,000 award for his video portrait Jennifer Wickham; he will also be commissioned to create a portrait of a renowned living American for NPG s collection. The book also includes an essay on portraiture by art historian Mary Sheriff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Publisher:  National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Year:  2013
Cover:  Softcover
Number of Pages:  80 pages
Price:  $14.95
Dimensions:  8.6 x 4.9 x 0.4 inches
ISBN-10:  097866573
ISBN-13:  978-0978665739