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Madge Gill (1882-1961) is undoubtedly one of the world’s most highly regarded self-taught artists. Here you will discover a large selection of her artworks as well as an insight into the artist’s remarkable life. We will also keep you updated with news of events and exhibitions of which most recently includes her debut appearance at this year’s prestigious Venice Biennale in their 60th International Art Exhibition – Foreigners Everywhere curated by Adriano Pedrosa (ends November 24th 2024).

Roger Cardinal, who coined the term Outsider Art in 1972, writes in his latest biography ‘The Life of Madge Gill’: Gill’s frenetic improvizations have an almost hallucinatory quality, each surface being filled with checkerboard patterns that suggest giddy, quasi-architectural spaces. Afloat upon these swirling proliferations are the pale faces of discarnate and nameless women, sketched perfunctorily, albeit with an apparent concern for beauty, and with startled expressions.

Working under the control of Myrninerest, her spirit guide, Madge’s art remains an enigma. We hope these magical drawings will inspire you.

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