Artist of the moment……..Adolf Wolfli

 

 

Adolf Wolfli was a Swiss painter associated with the Art Brut or outsider movement. Adolf Wolfli was born in Bern, Switzerland in the year 1864.

The artist had an extremely difficult childhood. He was abused physically and sexually and was an orphan by the age of ten. He spent a majority of his adult life in a mental hospital. The artist would sometimes hallucinate.

In this clip a montage of works by Adolf Wolfli:

Adolf Wolfli passed away in 1930.

A collection of his artwork can be found at the Museum of Fine Arts located in Bern Switzerland.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

What I enjoyed most about this artist was his sense of creativity and desire to create art just for himself, not for a gallery or client. The artist was given pencils and paper once a week, but he loved to create so much he would be out of supplies in few days. He would then trade for scraps of pencils and papers with visitors.

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