Eddie Arning

에디 아닝 (1898-1993)

에디 아닝(1898-1993)의 다채롭고 상당한 오일 파스텔 그림들은 아웃사이더 아티스트로 떠오른 그의 실화만큼이나 많은 이야기가 담겨 있다. 텍사스에서 엄격한 루터교 농가에서 자란 그는 그의 억압된 어린시절과 추억들을 예술로 승화했다.

심리 치료를 받은 후 1964년에 에디 아닝은 병원에서 일하는 지도원에 의해 미술을 소개 받아 왁스 크레용, 종이 및 색칠공부 책으로 예술을 처음 접했다. 채색 연습으로 그의 시각적 감각을 형성한 후 그의 예술성은 속히 발전되어 더 복잡한 도형, 색상 및 패턴 배열을 마스터 할 수 있었고 곧 자신만의 구성까지 만들기 시작했다. 에디 아닝의 초기 그림은 어려웠던 그의 과거의 재구성을 보여주는 어린 시절의 추억이다. 에딩 아닝의 작품은 보스턴 순수미술 박물관(보스턴), 스미스소니언 미술관(워싱턴), 밀워키 미술관(밀워키), 미국 민속 미술관(뉴욕) 등 소장되어 있다. 

Eddie Arning(1898-1993)’s plethora of colorful crayon and Craypas drawings are filled with as much story as his narrative of rising as an outsider artist. Raised in a strict Lutheran farming household in Texas, Arning releases his repressed childhood and troubled memories through creative means.  

In 1964, Arning was introduced to art by a local teacher working in the hospital, who offered him wax crayons, paper, and coloring books. After his initial practices with coloring that shaped his visual sensibility, he was able to master more complex arrangements of figures, colors and patterns, and soon began to create his own compositions. Arning’s early drawings are selected memories of his youth that suggest his reconstruction of his difficult past. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the American Folk Art Museum, among others.




2017, A New World in My View: Gifts from Gordon W. Bailey, The Speed Art Museum, Louisville

2016, Taking Center Stage: The Landford Wilson Collection of Self-Taught Art, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee

2013, Great and Mighty Things: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia 

2012, Accidental Genius: Art from the Anthony Petullo Collection, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee
2011, POP: Eddie Arning, Freddie Brice, Ray Hamilton, KS Art, New York
1985, Eddie Arning: Selected Drawings, 1964-1973, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg

Selected Collections

American Folk Art Museum, New York
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Speed Art Museum, Louisville

Selected Bibliography

Sachant, Pamela Jane. “Eddie Arning,” Raw Vision 28, Fall 1999.
Kogan, Lee. “Eddie Arning: 1898-1997.” Folk Art 22, no. 3, Fall 1997.
Paulsen, Barbara. “Eddie Arning: The Unsettling World of the Texas Folk Artist,” Texas Journal 28, #1, September 1985.