Tag archive for drawings

Work by Martín Ramírez, key ‘outsider artist,’ to be unveiled at Library of Congress

Library of Congress –  Lynn Brostoff of the Library of Congress Research and Testing Division analyzes artwork by Martin Ramirez. About halfway down the geological layers of paper inside a box of archival materials, Tracey Barton came across a rolled-up, slightly crushed tube of paper…

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Electric Pencil documentary needs funding

Five years ago, New York based artist and art dealer, Harris Diamant, discovered an extraordinary hand made album containing 283 drawings done on ledger sheets from State Lunatic Asylum No. 3, in Nevada MO. The unknown artist was given the name THE ELECTRIC PENCIL, based…

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The Electric Pencil

THE ELECTRIC PENCIL, the story of Outsider Artist James Edward Deeds Jr. Committed for Life at the tender age of 17 to Lunatic Asylum No.3, Nevada, MO in 1925. Heavily subjected to psychotropic drugs and electric shock treatment, his is a tale of the need…

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“James Castle: Portrait of an Artist” show in Philly

Narrow Larry Harris just returned from his whirlwind car trip from Houston to Philly (and back) and is extolling the virtues of the James Castle show that he saw at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  (running from October 14, through January 4, 2009.   From…

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Alabama artist’s work turns him into star at age 112

(excerpt from the Chicago Sun Times) Story HighlightsFrank Calloway, 112, paints murals at a mental facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Calloway has been institutionalized since 1952 after a diagnosis of schizophrenia .  His work will be featured this fall at the American Visionary Art Museum in…

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