Philip Akkerman is a Dutch painter, watercolorist and illustrator of self-portraits. He completed his training at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and Ateliers ’63 in Haarlem . Akkerman, almost exclusively, paints self-portraits since 1981. He studies various paint techniques. In thirty years, he built an oeuvre of more than six thousand self-portraits, about three thousand of them are paintings.