Friday, December 19, 2008

Welmon on the Front Porch

These images of our own Art Brut, Welmon Sharlhorne, were captured by David Houston with a mid-70's Olympus Trip. Welmon is well represented in the Ogden's self-taught collection, and stops by regularly for visits with the staff and patrons. He arrived on the art scene when he left Angola prison with a body of drawings, and headed straight to Barrister's Gallery in New Orleans. His work was subsequently chosen by the Rosenaks for their important exhibition of American folk art at the Museum of L'Art Brut in Lausanne, Switzerland.


allison o. said...

What an amazing story. Are the pictures from the mid-70's or the camera?


Ogden Museum of Southern Art said...

The camera is mid-70's. The pictures are contemporary.