Friday, April 29, 2016

Eugene Von Bruenchenhein's ‘King of Lesser Lands’

By Ken Johnson
o The Endless Span of Creation December 15, 1954 24 x 24 inches (61 x 61 cm) Oil on board
NEW YORK---Eugene Von Bruenchenhein (1910-1983) made doughnuts in a Milwaukee bakery. Otherwise he lived and worked in an enchanted world of art and fantasy that he ruled with his wife, Marie, in a small, clapboard house. Now he’s considered one of America’s great self-taught artists. This inspiring exhibition at Andrew Edlin samples his diverse efforts. These ethereal visions of spiritual glory contrast sharply with the humble circumstances of their origins. [link]