Henry Darger (April 12[?], 1892-April 13, 1973) was a reclusive American writer and artist who worked as a janitor in Chicago, Illinois. He has become famous for his posthumously discovered 15,145-page fantasy manuscript called The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, along with several hundred drawings and watercolor paintings illustrating the story. Darger’s work has become one of the most celebrated examples of outsider art.
Henry Darger gallery with several large scans.
Torrent of Henry Darger documentary: The Realms of the Unreal.
July 25, 2007 at 2:08 pm
I learned about Darger through Fr Jordan Stratford+ a year or two ago. Very interesting fellow. I watched the documentary, while worth renting it’s also a bit dry and drawn out in parts. Cool to read up on him, however.
February 21, 2008 at 1:17 am
Can someone pls tell me the name and size of this image???