Adolf Wölfli [1864-1930] was an extraordinary artist from Switzerland, whose detailed drawings bear repeated examination. To learn that he spent most of his adult life in an insane asylum somehow doesn’t surprise me. He was abused by his parents and orphaned at ten years old.  A series of foster homes followed before he worked as a farm labourer and had a stint in the army. He repeated the sins of his fathers by spending time in prison for child molestation. After a second conviction for the same offence, he was incarcerated in the Waldau Clinic, a psychiatric hospital in Bern, in 1885, and remained there until he died in 1930.

Adolf Wölfli [1864-1930]  - Wikipedia

Adolf Wölfli [1864-1930] – Wikipedia

Click here to find out more about Adolf Wölfli.

Irren-Anstalt Band-Hain is available to buy at my store, First Night Vintage.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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