Welmon Sharlhorne

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Welmon Sharlhorne was housed in the infamous Angola Prison in Louisiana; it was only during periods of incarceration that he discovered his artistic inclination. Sharlhorne, depicted the same clock and time motifs as many incarcerated artist. His work, drawn on manila envelops with mostly red and blue ink, have a highly structured appearance, depicting architectural structures, people, buses, night skyscapes and strange, perhaps folkloric, creatures. Sharlhorne’s work has received acclaim within the “art brute” realm in both America and Europe.

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One response to “Welmon Sharlhorne

  1. Sharlhorne’s work brings to mind the Spencerian Penmanship examples from the nineteenth century.

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