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Ray Turner

Untitled

From the series "Population"

(Stockton, California, 1958 - )

2011

Oil glass

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Gift of the artist

2012.18

More Information

Ray Turner painted 24 Akron residents for the Akron Art Museum’s presentation of ‘Ray Turner: Population’ and nine of these portraits were added to the museum’s collection. Because Turner typically begins a portrait anywhere from a week to a month after meeting and photographing the subject, his initial impression is sometimes magnified, distorted or simply imagined. Above all, Turner paints those aspects of a person that resonate with him, knowing that his portraits are as much his own projection as they are a likeness of the sitter. This collaboration between artist and sitter speaks to the way we relate to the people in our community.

Keywords
Male
Face
Oil painting