Outsider Art in Texas: Lone Stars

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NOTES

INTRODUCTION

1. Roman Kurzmeyer, “Plow and Pencil,” in Bill Traylor, Deep Blues, 1854–1949, edited by Josef Helfenstein and Roman Kurzmeyer (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1999), 10.

2. J. F. Turner, Howard Finster: Man of Visions (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989), 4.

3. Michael Bonesteel, “Henry Darger’s Great Crusade, Crisis of Faith, and Last Judgment,” in Henry Darger, edited by Klaus Biesenbach (Munich, London, New York: Prestel Verlag, 2009), 271.

4. Ibid., 273.

5. Carl Watson, “The Metaphysics of Wreckage, An Introduction to the Autobiography of Henry Darger,” in Biesenbach, Henry Darger, 278.

6. Henry David Thoreau, Walden; or, Life in the Woods (1854; repr., New York: Dover, 1995), 88.

7. Walter Morgenthaler, Madness & Art, The Life and Works of Adolf Wölfli, translated by Aaron H. Esman (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1992), 21. Translation of Ein Geisteskranker als Künstler.

8. Hans Prinzhorn, “Introduction,” Artistry of the Mentally Ill: A Contribution to the Psychology and Psychopathology of Configuration, translated by Eric von Brockdorff (1922; repr., New York, Heidelberg, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1972), 3. Translation of Bildnerei der Geisteskranken.

9. Valerie Rousseau, Art Brut in America (New York: American Folk Art Museum, 2015), 11.

10. Jean Dubuffet, “Art Brut preferred to the cultural arts,” extracts in English from L’art brut préféré aux arts culturels (Paris: René Drouin, 1949), Collection de l’Art Brut, http://www.artbrut. ch/download/webfiles/c4b7d6ac6365a4006cb345b913fe02be.pdf/ dubuffet-jean-art-brut-preferred-to-cultural-art.pdf, 1.

11. Ibid., 2.

12. Jean Dubuffet, “Crude Art Preferred to Cultural Art,” Art Theory /Texts, Writings & Mani[fe]stos, http://theoria.art-zoo.com/crude-artpreferred-to-cultural-art-jean-dubuffet/.

13. Ibid.

14. Rousseau, Art Brut in America, 17.

15. Jean Dubuffet, “Anticultural Positions,” in Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists’ Writings, edited by Kristine Stiles and Peter Howard Selz (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996), 192. Originally presented as a lecture at the Arts Club of Chicago, 1951.

16. Ibid.

17. Jean Dubuffet, “Place à l’incivisme [Make way for Incivism],” translated by Chantal Khan Malek and Allen S. Weiss, Art and Text, no. 27 (December 1987–February 1988): 36; quoted in “Art brut: Jean Dubuffet,” https://sites.google.com/site/artbrutmatscalcoen/jeandubuffet.

18. Roger Cardinal, “Toward an Outsider Aesthetic Perspective,” in Creativity and the Boundaries of Culture, edited by Michael D. Hall and Eugene W. Metcalf Jr. (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994), 21–22.

19. Roger Cardinal, “Roger Cardinal on Outsider Art,” Raw Vision, no. 22 (Spring 1998): 25.

20. Ibid.

21. Jean Dubuffet, “Asphyxiating Culture,” in Asphyxiating Culture and Other Writings, translated by Carol Volk (New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1988), 69.

22. Jean Dubuffet, “Anticultural Positions,” 195.

23. Quoted in Kate Davey, “Outsider Art under Analysis: Part One (Speakers),” June 18, 2013 (report on a panel discussion presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Souzou, Outsider Art from Japan,” Wellcome Collection, London), https://kdoutsiderart. com/2013/06/18/outsider-art-under-analysis-part-one-speakers/.

24. Quoted in Alan Magee, Alan Magee: Paintings, Sculpture, Graphics (New York: Forum Gallery, 2004).

25. John Maizels, Raw Creation: Outsider Art and Beyond (London: Phaidon, 2000), 226.


CHARLES DELLSCHAU

1. Biographical details of Charles Dellschau’s life are culled from Tracy Baker-White, “To Cross the Plains: The Life and Art of Charles A. A. Dellschau,” in Charles A. A. Dellschau: 1830–1923 (Seattle: Marquand Books; New York: D. A. P./Distributed Art Publishers, 2013),

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  • Outsider Art in Texas i
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction 3
  • The Artists 17
  • Charles Dellschau 1830–1923 19
  • Frank Jones Ca. 1900–1969 30
  • Henry Ray Clark 1936–2006 39
  • Consuelo "Chelo" GonzĀLez AMĒZcua 1903–1975 46
  • Hector Alonzo Benavides 1952–2002 54
  • Eddie Arning 1898–1993 62
  • Ike Morgan 1958– 70
  • Johnnie Swearingen 1908–1993 77
  • Felix "Fox" Harris 1905–1985 85
  • Vanzant Driver 1956– 92
  • Richard Gordon Kendall 1930–? 98
  • Notes 107
  • Additional Reading 111
  • Index 113
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