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April 5, 2016

The Artwork of Institutionalized James Deeds Jr

"In 1970, a teenager found a handmade album in a pile of trash in Springfield, Mo. Inside, there were 283 drawings of trains, cars, animals and portraits of people with haunting, circular eyes that stared dead ahead. The album had no name or signature. The only clue to the artist's identity was the stationery on which each picture was drawn — stationery that belonged to State Hospital No. 3 in Nevada, Mo." [Source:]
The artist's name was eventually discovered, as was his story of a life spent almost entirely in a mental institution.  Continue reading this poignant yet inspiring story at With Just Pencil And Paper, A Patient Found Escape Inside State Hospital No. 3

1 comment:

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

An amazing story & spectacular drawings.