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Outsider Art: Episode 01

Richard C Smith

Richard C Smith is a self-taught Outsider Artist, represented by the Henry Boxer Gallery in London. From the sixties to nineties, Smith led a turbulent life due to drug dependency, spending time in prison and working as a grave digger.

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We unearthed lost tapes from outsider artist Donald Pass. Here he describes the experiences which inspired the angels and resurrected souls who populate his art.

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Henry Boxer is one of the finest British experts and dealers of outsider art. His gallery – The Henry Boxer Outsider Art Gallery – is the leading gallery of its kind in the UK, representing the works of over 120 artists. There are, therefore, few people better-placed to discuss this particular artistic sphere as part of our ‘Outsider Art’ series.

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‘I’ve just worked on my own’: the succinct words of Albert Louden, used to sum up his colorful, creative and solo pursuit in the art world. Here he shares his thoughts with whynow as part of our ‘Outsider Art’ series.

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Vivienne Roberts, curator at The College of Psychic Studies in South Kensington, began her journey into the spirit art through her interest in the visionary Madge Gill. Here Roberts discuss Gill’s cryptic work as well as other pieces in The College’s archive.

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George Widener

Savant and former Cold War spy George Widener has turned his fascination with calendars into an artistic pursuit. He is now an internationally-renowned artist and speaks to whynow about his craft, calculating chaos and predicting the future for our ‘Outsider Art’ series.

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