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Outsider Art

It's been called art brut, or raw art — but through history some artists have defied classification. Working outside the mainstream art world we find wildly creative people rewriting history, preaching a message, or trying to silence their demons

Painting dreams with a child's brush.

Henri Rousseau

1844 — 1910

The world isn't ready.

Hilma af Klint

1862 — 1944

Non-competitive art for the literati, gay and polyglot.

Florine Stettheimer

1871 — 1944

Who was Joshua Johnson?

Joshua Johnson

1763 — 1824

The man who rewrote his life.

Adolf Wölfli

1864 — 1930

A pacifist paints lions and leopards.

Edward Hicks

1780 — 1849

Anti-gravity fuel and the adventures of the Sonora Aero Club

Charles Dellschau

1830 — 1923

Sit today, my dear child: whosoever's hungry, may bark: the warhose flies in the wind: the pointer with the trowel: is truly my worst foe.

From the Cradle to the Grave, Excerpt

Adolf Wölfli — 1912