Sir, Marguerite (1890-1957), France
Born in the Lozère region of France, Marguerite Sirvins came from a farming family. At the age of 41 she displayed schizophrenic disorders which led to her definitive admission to the psychiatric hospital of Saint-Alban. Marguerite Sir started drawing 13 years later.
She created watercolours and embroidery. For the latter she used bits of rags as a base and mixed coloured silks with woollen yarn that she obtained by fraying rags retrieved from the rubbish. She worked without a model or preliminary sketch. Prey to hallucinations and ever more frequent bouts of delirium, she ceased all artistic activity in 1955.
Exhibition(s) at the Art Brut Collection