Galerie St. Etienne

Henry Darger

(American, 1892–1973)

flag of calverinia by henry darger

Henry Darger

Flag of Calverinia, ca. 1920

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Henry Darger

General Concentinian Aronburg (Father of Annie Aronburg), General, ca. 1915–1925

Price on Request

Biography

Timeline

1892
Born in Chicago, IL
1973
Dies without ever showing anyone his work, Chicago, IL
Taken to an asylum for the mentally handicapped, Lincoln, IL
Begins to write epic "In the Realms of the Unreal", Chicago, IL
Retires & begins to write "The History of My Life", Chicago, IL
Lives alone with no friends or social contacts, Chicago, IL
Mother dies giving birth; baby put up for adoption, Chicago, IL
Placed in a Catholic children's home, Chicago, IL
Runs away from asylum, Chicago, IL
Serves brief stint in the army

Exhibitions

2010
[Upcoming] Up Close: Henry Darger and the Coloring Book, American Folk Art Museum, New York (solo) (solo)
2009
In Through the Out Door, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
Compass In Hand, Museum of Modern Art, New York [catalogue]
2008 - 2009
Messages & Magic: 100 Years of Collage and Assemblage in American Art, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Up Close: Henry Darger, American Folk Art Museum, New York (solo)
Vocabularies of Metaphor: More Stories, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
The World Needs A Narrative, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin
Dargerism: Contemporary Artists and Henry Darger, American Folk Art Museum, New York
Lots of Things Like This, Apex Art, New York
In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA