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The Heart-breaking Journey of an Alzheimer’s Patient (7 pics)

Posted in Arts » Drawings   24 Oct 2012   / 8270 views

In 1995, William Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. In order to make sense of this disease, he began painting himself each year for 5 years. Here are the finished paintings, which show a sad and tragic decline or a brilliant man.

 

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

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It's sad when this happens.
Jayzen Freeze!
       
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Sambone 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Jesus - what a powerful illustration. That last one is heartbreaking.
       
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Mr. Ree 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I thought alzheimers affected your memory and emotions. I didn't realize it made bad artists into shittier ones.

That IS sad!
Awwww...Don't like my comment?
Fuck off and die!!!!
       
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MrsReed 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Oh, common, Ree, when i get home, all i see are dicks drawned in the windows, and you proudly call yourself a young Picasso. Either way, i still love you. xoxo!
       
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Elbereth 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Don't mock affliction, it may turn round and consume you too.
       
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orendadude 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
It is a tragic disease. It is actually harder on the family to watch the destruction of a loved one.
I have no problem with God,
It's his fan club I can't stand!!
       














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