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Subject: Chicago area oddball folk figure Henry Garger died on this day 47 years ago, one DAY after his 81st birthday. Darger, known for the illustrations to his 15,000-page novel, "The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion", and hundreds of drawings and paintings. ...


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Date Posted: Monday, April 13, 10:18:06pm
In reply to: born 12 April 1942, died 13 April 2013 's message, "Frank Bank (Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford in "Leave It to Beaver")" on Monday, April 13, 09:44:11pm


Henry Joseph Darger Jr.
(April 12, 1892 April 13, 1973)


American writer, novelist and artist who worked as a hospital custodian in Chicago, Illinois. He has become famous for his posthumously discovered 15,145-page, single-spaced fantasy manuscript called The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What Is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, along with several hundred drawings and watercolor paintings illustrating the story.

The visual subject matter of his work ranges from idyllic scenes in Edwardian interiors and tranquil flowered landscapes populated by children and fantastic creatures, to scenes of horrific terror and carnage depicting young children being tortured and massacred. Much of his artwork is mixed media with collage elements. Darger's artwork has become one of the most celebrated examples of outsider art.

Learn MORE of this fascinating eccentric
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Darger
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21463209/henry-darger

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Also, even littler-known Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen, an early Continental Congressman U.S. Senator, who served as a Senator from New Jersey to the United States Senate from 1793 to 1796, died on his 51st birthday in 1804 -216 years ago today! ...BioMonday, April 13, 11:28:34pm


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