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ID: 500061883
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500061883

 
Record Type: Person
Darger, Henry (American watercolorist and naive artist, 1892-1973)

Note: Now considered one of the most notable American "outsider artists," Darger was a reclusive Chicago janitor whose work was discovered after his death by his landlord. He spent some of his early life in and out of an asylum, and by 1920, had begun work on his epic "The Story of the Vivian Girls in What Is Known as the Realms of the Unreal or the Glandelinian War Storm or the Glandico-Abbienian Wars as Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion" (also known as "Realms of the Unreal") - a 13,000 page mixed-media work with elaborate, cartoon-like watercolor illustrations. At the time of his death, he was at work on an autobiography, which had reached upwards of 2,600 pages.
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Names:
Darger, Henry (preferred,V,index,LCO)
Henry Darger (V,display)
Darger, Henry J. (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
watercolorist
naive artist
illustrator
writer

Gender: male

Events:
active:   Chicago (Cook county, Illinois, United States) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Darger, Henry (I)

Biographies:
(American watercolorist and naive artist, 1892-1973) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American painter, 1892-1972) ..... [BHA]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]
(American artist, 1892-1973) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Darger, Henry ........ [BHA Preferred, GRISC Preferred, MoMA, VP Preferred]
............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
............................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
............................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) nr 96021541 accessed 30 March 2006
Darger, Henry J. ........ [VP]
.................................  Benezit Dictionary of Artists [online] (2011-)
Henry Darger ........ [GRISC, MoMA Preferred, VP]
..........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..........................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, GRISC, MoMA, VP]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Bonesteel, Chicago Originals, Art in America (1985)
....................  Cohrs, Henry Darger, Arts Magazine (1987)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: nr96021541
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) "Naive art; 3. Distribution and impact" accessed 30 March 2006
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: nr96021541
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) accessed 30 March 2006; nr 96021541 accessed 30 March 2006
....................  Maresca and Ricco, American Self-Taught (1993) 38-39
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Maresca and Ricco, American Self-Taught (1993) 38-39
.......... Tate Collections [online] (2002) accessed 30 March 2006
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