Darger + Paracosm

HenryDarger Art by Henry Darger. Image distributed by Overlook Press to accompany a review of "Henry Darger, Throw Away Boy," by Jim Elledge. For additional uses, contact Dan Crissman at dcrissman@overlookny.com____Henry Darger and his character Jack Evans shared a cool external appearance belying their boiling, ready-to-explode-at-any-second emotional state.____Untitled (Portrait of Colonel Jack Francis Evans)__Henry Darger (1892-1973)__Chicago__Mid-twentieth century __Watercolor, pencil, ink and collage on cardboard__13 3/4 x 11 1/2"__Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York__Museum purchase, 2002.22.5__© Kiyoko Lerner

Henry Darger

I first heard of Henry Darger in 2005, from Jessica Yu’s documentary, In the Realms of the Unreal (2004), which is based off John McGregor’s book.

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