Henry Darger

American , 1892 - 1973

Painter, writer and illustrator - Darger's work is an example of "outsider art." He spent the early part of his life in an asylum, traumatized by the death of his father; after escaping the institution in 1908, he lived in Chicago, where he stayed until he died. After his death his landlords discovered a manuscript of over 15,000 pages, which included delicate illustrations. He produced other works as well during his lifetime that were discovered post-humously.


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