Also on these boards
Edward Deeds spent most of his adult life, from 1936 until 1973, in the State Hospital No. 3, a mental hospital in Nevada. Sometime during those years he taught himself to draw. Deeds' drawings reveal his rich and complex inner life, populated by Civil War soldiers, circus performers, baseball players and an enormous cast of characters who may have been based on family members and people he knew in the hospital and pictures from magazines.
James Edward Deeds, Jr. (1908-1987), a patient at the State Lunatic Asylum in Nevada, Missouri around 1905 - The “Electric Pencil” drawings