James Castle: His Life and Art by Tom Trusky (review)

  title={James Castle: His Life and Art by Tom Trusky (review)},
  author={Brandon R. Schrand},
  journal={Western American Literature},
  pages={455 - 456}
Because his work is so riveting, it is tempting to want to understand James Castle’s artwork in terms of formal art movements. Indeed, a handful of critics for the last forty years have wanted to see Castle in relation to other, wellknown artists. But Castle—the enigmatic Idaho native who was, as far as we know, deaf, mute, and illiterate—resists such comparisons. Castle’s self-taught methods, appropriation of found material, use of soot-and-saliva ink, and mysterious background, make parallels… 
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Outsider Art and the autistic creator
  • R. Cardinal
  • Sociology, Medicine
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • 2009
Outsider Art (art brut) is defined as a mode of original artistic expression which thrives on its independence, shunning the public sphere and the art market. Such art can be highly idiosyncratic and