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Adamson Collection: subjects arising in the course of art therapy sessions. Paintings and drawings by people with mental illness, with the support of Edward Adamson, ca. 1946-1990.

  • Adamson, Edward.
Date
[1946?-1990]
Reference
820638i
  • Pictures

About this work

Also known as

Edward Adamson collection
Adamson collection
Adamson collection/Wellcome Library

Description

Contains works called variously "Outsider art", "Art brut", etc.

Publication/Creation

[1946?-1990]

Physical description

approximately 5,000 (?) items : paintings and drawings

Contributors

Creator/production credits

The artist and teacher Edward Adamson (1911-1996) established a painting and drawing studio for people with mental illness at Netherne Hospital (at Hooley, Surrey) in 1946, and continued to run it until his retirement in 1981. He was a founder member of the British Association of Art Therapists, and its first chairman in 1964. After 1981 he continued to help people with mental illness and others to create paintings and drawings

References note

Edward Adamson with John Timlin, Art as healing, London 1984
David O'Flynn, Solomon Szekir-Papasavva, Chloe Trainor, 'Art, power, and the asylum: Adamson, healing, and the Collection', The lancet psychiatry, May 2018, vol. 5, issue 5, pp. 396-399

Reference

Adamson Collection/Wellcome Library no. 820638i

Type/Technique


Holdings

  • The Adamson Collection/Wellcome Library

Location

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Where to find it

  • works by Margaret Parks I.1

    Location

    Closed stores

    Access

    Manual request

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    These items can no longer be ordered online, pending further cataloguing and rehousing of the artworks. Please contact collections@wellcomecollection.org with details of your request and we will do our best to help. Please note we need at least 5 working days to process requests.
  • works by Margaret Parks II.3

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    Note

    These items can no longer be ordered online, pending further cataloguing and rehousing of the artworks. Please contact collections@wellcomecollection.org with details of your request and we will do our best to help. Please note we need at least 5 working days to process requests.
  • works by Margaret Parks II.4

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    Note

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  • works by Margaret Parks II.5

    Location

    Closed stores

    Access

    Manual request

    Note

    These items can no longer be ordered online, pending further cataloguing and rehousing of the artworks. Please contact collections@wellcomecollection.org with details of your request and we will do our best to help. Please note we need at least 5 working days to process requests.
  • works by Margaret Parks II.6

    Location

    Closed stores

    Access

    Manual request

    Note

    These items can no longer be ordered online, pending further cataloguing and rehousing of the artworks. Please contact collections@wellcomecollection.org with details of your request and we will do our best to help. Please note we need at least 5 working days to process requests.

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