La délicieuse Shirley Temple 8 ans
Alexandre Bachelard La délicieuse Shirley Temple 8 ans, entre 1936 et 1960 lead pencil and coloured pencil on paper 36,4 x 22,1 cm © photo credit Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne
Bachelard, Alexandre, (?) Switzerland
We have very little information on this creator. His works belonged to the psychiatrist Hans Steck, who in turn bequeathed them to the Collection de l’Art Brut in 1976. Most probably, while interned at the Cery Psychiatric Hospital (near Lausanne), Alexandre Bachelard was one of Dr. Steck’s patients. Apparently, he sought inspiration in photographs and reproductions which he either traced or redrew himself using lead and colored pencil. Often, too, he inscribed the back of his supports and even the spaces around his depictions with pastry recipes.
Exhibition(s) at the Art Brut Collection