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Scottie Wilson

1889 - 1972 (SCOTLAND)

BORN LOUIS FREEMAN IN GLASGOW, SCOTTIE WILSON WAS A JACK-OF-ALL-TRADES WHO ENDED UP IN CANADA AFTER WORLD WAR 1. IT WAS HERE THAT HIS CURIOUS FOUNTAIN PEN DOODLES FIRST EMERGED, BLOSSOMING INTO AN OPUS OF FANTASTICAL GRAPHICS AND AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL FACES (KNOWN AS EVILS AND GREEDIES). GREATLY ADMIRED BY THE SURREALISTS AND OTHERS, WILSON BECAME A HOUSEHOLD NAME, KNOWN FOR FLOGGING HIS DRAWINGS OUTSIDE WHATEVER ART GALLERY DARED REPRESENT HIM. WILSON WAS GREATLY ADMIRED BY ANDRÉ BRETON AND PABLO PICASSO, AND TODAY HIS WORKS RESIDE IN THE TATE AND THE BRITISH MUSEUM.

The Doors of Perception, Curated by Javier Téllez in collaboration with the Outsider Art Fair, Frieze (New York) 2019

Because the Night, Rochechouart Museum of Contemporary Art (Rochechouart) 2018

The Forest Unbowed and Rodovan Ivsic, Museum of Contemporary Art (Zagreb) 2015

Accidental Genius, Milwaukee Art Museum (Milwaukee) 2012

Glossolalia: Language of Drawing, Museum of Modern Art (New York) 2008

Inner Worlds Outside, traveling exhibition, Sala de Exposiciones de la Fundacíon "La Caixa," (Madrid); WhiteChapel Gallery (London); Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin) 2006

abcd: A Collection of Art Brut, John Michael Kohler Arts Centre (Sheboygan) 2000

Parallel Visions: Modern Artists and Outsider Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles); Reina Sofia (Madrid); Kunsthalle (Basel), Setagaya Museum (Japan) 1992

Scottie Wilson: The Canadian Drawings/Les Dessins Canadiens, Dunlop Art Gallery (Saskatchewan) 1989

Scottie Wilson, Galerie Schreiner (Basel) 1979

Inner Worlds Outside, exhibition catalogue, Fundacíon "La Caixa," WhiteChapel Gallery, Irish Museum of Modern Art & Ediciones El Viso, Madrid, 2006

Katherine Murrell, "Scottie Wilson," Raw Vision, No. 47, Summer 2004

Anthony J. Petullo, and Katherine Murrell, Scottie Wilson: Peddler Turned Painter, Petullo Publishing LLC, 2004

Maurice Tuchman and Carol S. Eliel, eds., Parallel Visions: Modern Artists and Outsider Art, exhibition catalogue, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 1992

Helen Marzolf, Scottie Wilson: The Canadian Drawings/Les Dessins Canadiens, exhibition catalogue, Dunlop Art Gallery, Saskatchewan, 1989

George Melly, It's All Writ Out For You: The Life and Work of Scottie Wilson, Thames & Hudson, London, 1986

Gerard Schreiner, Scottie Wilson, exhibition catalogue, Galerie Schreiner, Basel, 1979

Michel Thévoz et al., "Scottie Wilson," L'Art brut, fascicle 4, Compagnie de l'Art Brut, Paris, 1965