Tag archive for outsider artist

Frank Maresca of Ricco/Maresca Gallery

Frank Maresca of Ricco/Maresca Gallery

To read the full blog article, please visit New York Social Diary. Frank Maresca, part-owner of the Ricco/Maresca Gallery, is one of the leading experts on and collectors of outsider art in the country. He’s something of a natural educator, carefully defining for us the…

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Stanley Szwarc's Metalwork

Stanley Szwarc's Metalwork

After the “yogurt incident” and Holiday Inn Express, and the hunt for Starbucks, the day started with a visit to an metalworking artist that I have been hoping to meet for years, Stanley Szwarc.   Stanley Szwarc, Sculpture (metal) 1929- Lyon, IL Former accountant Stanley…

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Dennis Clark – amazing maps of imaginary worlds

Dennis Clark – amazing maps of imaginary worlds

It is hard to really understand the maps of Dennis Clark without seeing them in person.  With a magnifying glass.  Really, really close up.  I had the great pleasure of meeting Dennis at the opening of the Rare Visions, Detour Art show, and was completely…

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Hubert Walters 1931-2008

Hubert Walters 1931-2008

Above: Hubert Walters in his garage, below one of his pieces of art “Emancipated Slaves” I just got an email from Kevin Gordon in Nashville sharing with me the sad news that we lost another great self-taught artist, Hubert Walters.  He died last week from…

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Alabama artist's work turns him into star at age 112

Alabama artist's work turns him into star at age 112

(excerpt from the Chicago Sun Times) Story HighlightsFrank Calloway, 112, paints murals at a mental facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Calloway has been institutionalized since 1952 after a diagnosis of schizophrenia .  His work will be featured this fall at the American Visionary Art Museum in…

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