A Man Coping With Alzheimer's Painted A Self-Portrait Every Year, Until He Forgot

The progression is tragic.

In 1967, William Utermohlen painted a gorgeous self-portrait.

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In 1995, Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer"s disease. To grasp his life-changing condition, he began to paint himself more, Uterohlen"s wife, Patricia Utermohlen, told the New York Times. Each year after his diagnosis, he would paint at least one self-portrait. Watch the progression.

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