Dwight Mackintosh

1906 to 1999, USA

Born in Hayward, California, Dwight Mackintosh lived with his family until he was 16 years of age, after which he was hospitalised in three psychiatric clinics for a total of 56 years.

Due to a cerebral postnatal trauma he had immense problems with verbal articulation. In 1978 he arrived at the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland. It was there that he began to draw, above all with black ink. He also produced watercolours. His work can be recognised by the fine lines which make up his figures, forming them as if with an invisible script. Over the years he introduced more colours and expanded his repertoire and subject-matter, e.g. to buildings and animals. His works can be found, for example, in the collection abcd/Bruno Decharme, France, the collection of Gerhard and Karin Dammann, Switzerland, and in the Treger-Saint Silvestre collection, Portugal.

 

Selected works