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We are like angels

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The term “outsider art” refers to self-taught or naive artists who have little or no contact with the mainstream art world.

Elijah Pierce, Angel, 1983

Outsiders come from all walks of life, from all cultures, from all age groups.


Howard Finster, Baby’s Angel, 1990

Outsider art often depicts extreme mental states, unconventional ideas, or elaborate fantasy worlds.

Adolpf Wölfli, Angel, 1920

But aren’t we all outsiders? Italian writer Luciano De Crescendo wrote, We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.

Alexandra Huber, title and date unknown

And as prolific angel painter Howard Finster said, When we all get together what a day that shall be.

Howard Finster, When we all get together what a day that shall be, 1986

Peace on earth, 2016.