This culminating analysis by two of the greatest experts of the outsider art world begins by explaining what self-taught art is. Then comparative studies are presented of trends in self-taught art, divided by gender, race and region, and examining such issues as education, employment, and personal circumstances. The 1,319 capsule biographies give dates, location, origins, education, employment, style, media, themes and unusual characteristics. Examples of 44 categories (such as collage, painting, wood carving, metal sculpture); styles (e.g., abstract, rudimentary, surrealistic); and themes (examples: animals, death, humor, politics, religion, vehicles, words). A lengthy discussion and integration of findings follows.
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Published November 1, 2003
by McFarland & Company.
Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography.