Self Portrait, Myself at 66

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36 in x 36 in x ;44.75 in x 43.5 in x 3.25 in
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Historical Context
This is believed to be the final self-portrait Alten painted of himself, before he died of a heart attack the following year. In this self-portrait, Alten depicts himself as active, holding his tools confidently as he smokes a cigar. His face is creased in concentration, with his eyes seeming to flick up at us only for a moment before returning to his work.

Gray-haired man wearing a white shirt and gray pants. He is holding a palette and paintbrushes.
Gift of Dianne and Gordon Boozer

Painting Origin

Grand Rapids