Judith Scott

10 Female Outsider Artists You Should Know

Outsider Artist Judith Scott - interesting sculptures and moving biography. One wonders “Can something be considered art if the person who did it doesn’t even know what art is?

Their talents went unrecognized during their time, but they are celebrated by the art world today — and many would say exploited. Outsider artists, those self-taught or “naïve” creatives (Jean Dubu…

10 Female Outsider Artists You Should Know

10 Female Outsider Artists You Should Know By Alison Nastasi on Nov 2014

Guo Fengyi

10 Female Outsider Artists You Should Know

Self-taught Chinese artist Guo Fengyi’s works evoke a “particular journey of spiritual and metaphysical significance, belonging to an older generation whose embrace of Chinese folk culture imparts a unique knowledge of history, myth and mystery.

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The 13 Most Amazing Outsider Artists of All Time

A Swiss artist who had been orphaned as a child, Adolf Wölfli spent most of his adult life in an insane asylum, where he made thousands of intricate drawings of his imaginary adventures.

The 13 Most Amazing Outsider Artists of All Time

A Swiss artist who had been orphaned as a child, Adolf Wölfli spent most of his adult life in an insane asylum, where he made thousands of intricate drawings of imaginary adventures.

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The 13 Most Amazing Outsider Artists of All Time

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The 13 Most Amazing Outsider Artists of All Time

Born in Boston, Morton Bartlett bounced from job to job while secretly making dolls of children and photographing them over a period, leaving an apartment full of figures and prints to be discovered upon his death.

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The 13 Most Amazing Outsider Artists of All Time

James Castle, who was born deaf in a small town in Idaho, made drawings, assemblages, and books from found materials with makeshift brushes and ink that he made using soot and saliva.

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The 13 Most Amazing Outsider Artists of All Time

A Wisconsin baker and horticulturist, Eugene von Bruenchenhein painted luscious visions of imaginary realms, shot alluring pin-up photographs of his wife, and made surrealistic sculptures from chicken bones.


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