Victor Keen Bethany Mission Gallery
  OUTSIDER ART
 
 

Originally used to describe art that was created by individuals coping with mental illness or living outside the boundaries of established culture, the term "outsider art" is now used more generally to encompass a great many artists who can more accurately be identified as "self-taught." The majority of these artists do not necessarily earn their livings creating paintings or sculpture; to the contrary, they exist with limited or no connection to the art world as we define it via galleries, museums, schools, curators, dealers, critics and collectors. To put it simply, outsider art is made by individuals who are driven to create by their own particular inner compulsions.1

In this collection, Victor Keen continues to seek out the artists and artworks that interest him not only visually, but also through the stories they tell. Paramount to seeking out the paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures as objects themselves, Keen’s true passion lies in finding connections with the artists and cultivating meaningful relationships with them through his acquisitions.

1Ann Percy, Great and Mighty Things (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2013), 3.

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PHOTOS ABOUT THE HISTORY THE COLLECTION OUTSIDER ART CATALIN RADIOS TOYS AND BANKS PHOTOGRAPHS MILK GLASS TOASTERS POSTERS, SIGNAGE AND BANNERS CONTACT
EDDIE ARNING   JIM BLOOM   HAWKINS BOLDEN   MARCOS BONTEMPO   JAMES CASTLE  
                   
EDDIE ARNING   JIM BLOOM   HAWKINS BOLDEN   MARCOS BONTEMPO   JAMES CASTLE  
                   
WILLIAM DAWSON   EDWARD DEEDS   GERALD DEPRIE   THORNTON DIAL   SAM DOYLE  
                   
WILLIAM DAWSON   EDWARD DEEDS   GERALD DEPRIE   THORNTON DIAL   SAM DOYLE  
                   
PREFETE DUFFAUT   HOWARD FINSTER   SYBIL GIBSON>   LEE GODIE   KEN GRIMES  
                   
PREFETE DUFFAUT   HOWARD FINSTER   SYBIL GIBSON   LEE GODIE   KEN GRIMES  
                   
DILMUS HALL   WILLIAM HAWKINS   TOM HAYE   THEODORE HILL   CLEMENTINE HUNTER  
                   
DILMUS HALL   WILLIAM HAWKINS   TOM HAYE   THEODORE HILL   CLEMENTINE HUNTER  
                   
CLYDE JONES   BARB KEETON   CHARLEY KINNEY   WOODIE LONG   JUSTIN McCARTHY  
                   
CLYDE JONES   BARB KEETON   CHARLEY KINNEY   WOODIE LONG   JUSTIN McCARTHY  
                   
LAURA CRAIG McNELLIS   R.A. MILLER   ELIJAH PIERCE   MARTIN RAMIREZ   W.C. RICE  
                   
LAURA CRAIG
McNELLIS
  R.A. MILLER   ELIJAH PIERCE   MARTIN RAMIREZ   W.C. RICE>  
                   
JACK SAVITSKY   GNTHER SCHTZENHFER   PRINCE TWINS SEVEN-SEVEN   JON SERL   JOHN SOWELL  
                   
JACK SAVITSKY   GÜNTHER SCHÜTZENHÖFER   PRINCE TWINS SEVEN-SEVEN   JON SERL   JOHN SOWELL  
                   
NINA SPARKS   JOHN SPERRY   LEOPOLD STROBL   JIMMY LEE SUDDUTH   BOB THOMPSON  
                   
NINA SPARKS   JOHN SPERRY   LEOPOLD STROBL   JIMMY LEE SUDDUTH   BOB THOMPSON  
                   
JOYCE THORNBURG   MOSE TOLLIVER   BILL TRAYLOR   UNKNOWN ARTIST   EUGENE VON BUENCHENHEIN  
                   
JOYCE THORNBURG   MOSE TOLLIVER   BILL TRAYLOR   UNKNOWN ARTIST   EUGENE VON BUENCHENHEIN
                   
INEZ NATHANIEL WALKER   GEORGE WIDENER   ADOLF WOLFLI   JOSEPH YOAKUM   PURVIS YOUNG  
                   
INEZ NATHANIEL
WALKER
  GEORGE WIDENER   ADOLF WÖLFLI   JOSEPH YOAKUM   PURVIS YOUNG  
                   
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