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Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in Adults, Artists, Blog, Outsider Art, Painting | 2 comments

Outsider Artist Eddie Arning.

Outsider Artist Eddie Arning.

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I am in love with Eddie Arning‘s work. Eddie was a violent person who spent most of his life in a mental institution.  But I would have never guessed that by looking at these paintings. According to Wikipedia:

“Eddie Arning (1898–1993) was born in the farming community of Germania, Texas. As a young adult, he was admitted into a Texas mental institution for violent acts. In 1964, after 60 years in the institution, he was introduced to crayons, and began coloring. After a few years of using crayons, Arning switched to oil pastels and began producing more complex compositions.”

Photos © Estate of Eddie Arning ↓

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“His early works were autobiographical and depict scenes from his childhood with animals, flowers, windmills and churches. Later, Arning became inspired by newspapers, advertisements and magazine illustrations and was producing more graphic images. Over ten years, Arning produced over 2000 drawings.”

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“His work has been likened to styles in avant-garde twentieth-century art. Arning stopped drawing suddenly in 1973 when he was forced to leave his home because of “bad conduct.” Arning is represented in numerous museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Smithsonian Institution, and the Museum of American Folk Art.”

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30049 Outsider Artist Eddie Arning.

 

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