A TRUE OUTSIDER

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In 2007, the American Folk Art Museum exhibited the work of self-taught Mexican-American artist and catatonic schizophrenic Martin Ramirez (1895-1963) in his first major retrospective survey. During the run of the critically praised exhibition, the museum made an unusual discovery: More than 120 works on paper by Ramirez had been stored in a garage by relatives of the late Dr. Max Dunievitz, who served as medical director of the hospital where Ramirez was a patient in the early 1960s. The 25 rare drawings and collages seen in Martin Ramirez: The Last Worksare from the last three years of his life and include the familiar Ramirez subjects of horses, trains, cowboys, and Madonnas—as well as that rare, indescribable quality of a truly gifted outsider.
April 12-15, 2009

 
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