Taking its title from one of Hans Prinzhorn's famous sayings about the way art is nourished by psychic springs, 'groundwaters that spring up to form rivulets leading to the great stream of art', this book proves to be an important and timely study. --Raw Reviews January 2012
The expansive Groundwaters reveals that self-taught artists have made - and continue to make - undeniable contributions to the 'great stream of art'. --World of Interiors, March 2012
This book brings together works by 12 of the most influential, self-taught artists of the 20th century. Each represents a facet of the outsider art phenomenon, from mental health patients such as Adolf Wolfli and Martin Ramirez, through vernacular masters like Bill Traylor and Thornton Dial, to artists who are in tough with other worlds, such as Madge Gill and Henry Darger. --The Market Magazine, March 2012
About the Author
CHARLES RUSSELL is Professor Emeritus of English and American Studies at Rutgers University, Newark. He is a contributing editor to Raw Vision, an international magazine of outsider art, and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Self-Taught and Outsider Art. He lives in Westport, New York.