Henry Darger - Vivian Girls

Henry Darger - Vivian Girls

Henry Darger's illustrations - the inspiration behind Shrimp's collection of…

Henry Darger's illustrations - the inspiration behind Shrimp's collection of…

Henry Darger (1892-1973) was a reclusive American artist who worked as a custodian in Chicago, Illinois. He has become famous for his posthumously-discovered 15,145-page, single-spaced fantasy manuscript called The Story of the Vivian Girls.

Henry Darger (1892-1973) was a reclusive American artist who worked as a custodian in Chicago, Illinois. He has become famous for his posthumously-discovered 15,145-page, single-spaced fantasy manuscript called The Story of the Vivian Girls.

STUDY OF A VIVIAN GIRL WITH DOLL / Henry Darger (1892–1973), Chicago, mid-20th century, watercolor, carbon tracing, and pencil on paper  12 x 9 in.  American Folk Art Museum, gift of Robert and Louise Kleinberg in celebration of granddaughter Cecelia Cooley, 2004.15.1, © Kiyoko Lerner, photo by Gavin Ashworth

STUDY OF A VIVIAN GIRL WITH DOLL / Henry Darger (1892–1973), Chicago, mid-20th century, watercolor, carbon tracing, and pencil on paper 12 x 9 in. American Folk Art Museum, gift of Robert and Louise Kleinberg in celebration of granddaughter Cecelia Cooley, 2004.15.1, © Kiyoko Lerner, photo by Gavin Ashworth

Henry Darger, 'Make daring escape,' 1910-1970, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Henry Darger, 'Make daring escape,' 1910-1970, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

American outsider artist, Henry Darger created a war-inspired fantasy around pre-pubescent girls with boy parts while toiling as a janitor and never receiving recognition until his artist landlord unearthed his treasure trove shortly before his death.

American outsider artist, Henry Darger created a war-inspired fantasy around pre-pubescent girls with boy parts while toiling as a janitor and never receiving recognition until his artist landlord unearthed his treasure trove shortly before his death.

The fascinating hidden art of of Henry Darger. After his death his unsuspecting landlord discovered his extensive oeuvre.

The fascinating hidden art of of Henry Darger. After his death his unsuspecting landlord discovered his extensive oeuvre.

godgazer:  Henry Darger

godgazer: Henry Darger

frills and colors and petals/all in the darkest home   HenryDarger

frills and colors and petals/all in the darkest home HenryDarger

The History of My Life Henry Darger (1892-1973) ,Volume VIII, cover

The History of My Life Henry Darger (1892-1973) ,Volume VIII, cover

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