Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Martin Ramirez

Untitled (Gallion on Water)
Martin Ramirez (1895-1963), DeWitt State Hospital, Auburn, Calif., circa 1960-1963

Art and Mental Illness:

Martin Ramirez (1895-1963) created hundreds of drawings and collages while institutionalized at the DeWitt State Hospital In Auburn, California, where he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He is considered one of the self-taught masters of 20th century art...

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