The outsider art of Henry Darger

the art of henry darger

Henry Darger (April 12[?], 1892-April 13, 1973) was a reclusive American writer and artist who worked as a janitor in Chicago, Illinois.[1] He has become famous for his posthumously discovered 15,145-page fantasy manuscript called The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, along with several hundred drawings and watercolor paintings illustrating the story.[2] Darger’s work has become one of the most celebrated examples of outsider art.

Henry Darger Wikipedia entry.

Henry Darger gallery with several large scans.

Torrent of Henry Darger documentary: The Realms of the Unreal.

(Thanks Bill!)

2 Comments

  1. I learned about Darger through Fr Jordan Stratford+ a year or two ago. Very interesting fellow. I watched the documentary, while worth renting it’s also a bit dry and drawn out in parts. Cool to read up on him, however.

  2. Can someone pls tell me the name and size of this image???

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