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SCOTTIE WILSON (1888-1972) | Born Louis Freeman, was a Scottish outsider artist known particularly for his highly detailed style. Starting his artistic career at the age of 44, his work was admired and collected by the likes of Jean Dubuffet and Pablo Picasso and is generally accepted to be in the forefront of 20th century outsider art.

SCOTTIE WILSON (1888-1972) | Born Louis Freeman, was a Scottish outsider artist known particularly for his highly detailed style. Starting his artistic career at the age of 44, his work was admired and collected by the likes of Jean Dubuffet and Pablo Picasso and is generally accepted to be in the forefront of 20th century outsider art.

Scottie Wilson : Henry Boxer Gallery - Outsider Artist

Scottie Wilson biography and images of available artwork

Scottie Wilson

Scottie Wilson - Circle of Imagination Greedies.

Scottie Wilson :'Self-Portrait Head' - c.1946, ink and watercolour, 13 x 8.5 ins

Scottie Wilson :'Self-Portrait Head' - ink and watercolour, 13 x ins

Hermann Beehle's drawing on a scrap of toilet paper, Prinzhorn Collection

Hermann Beehle's drawing on a scrap of toilet paper, Prinzhorn Collection

“I’m listening to classical music one day – Mendelssohn – when all of a sudden I dipped the bulldog pen into a bottle of ink and started drawing – doodling I suppose you’d call it – on the cardboard tabletop. I don’t know why. I just did. In a couple of days – I worked almost ceaselessly – the whole of the tabletop was covered with little faces and designs. The pen seemed to make me draw, and them images, the faces and designs just flowed out. I couldn’t stop – I’ve never stopped since that…

“I’m listening to classical music one day – Mendelssohn – when all of a sudden…

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