Jean Mar. Untitled, c. 1908 Lead pencil on paper 24 × 13 cm © photo credit Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne
Mar., Jean, (1831-1911), Switzerland
BiographyJean Mar. remained interned at the Vernets asylum from 1868 to 1900, before being transferred to the Bel-Air psychiatric hospital. During his internment, he withdrew in a totally hermetic state, avoiding all contact with his entourage. Mumbling to himself, he spends all day writing, drawing, and making little objects composed of pieces of wire and leaves that he sticks together with chewed breadcrumbs.
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