American Self-Taught: Paintings and Drawings by Outsider Artists

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American Self-Taught: Paintings and Drawings by Outsider Artists

Frank Maresca and Roger Ricco
Forward by Lanford Wilson
292 Pages
$75
Alfred A. Knopf, 1993

One hundred American self-taught painters of the twentieth century–including Victor Duena, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Henry Darger, and Freddie Brice–are honored in a collection of 260 full-color reproductions of their extraordinary artworks. With an introduction by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Lanford Wilson, this book represents one of the most comprehensive retrospectives of the self-taught movement. The inclusion of background information on all of the one hundred artists adds a frame of reference to their deeply personal works. The unique circumstances in which they came to create art are often as fascinating as the works themselves.