Trying to identify lady painter of intricate naive/psychedelic pictures
October 14, 2013 1:54 AM Subscribe
About 20 years ago I was shown an album by a female painter. I would like to find out who she is, but I am having remarkably little success searching on the web.
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Her pictures are extremely intricate naive pieces depicting sometimes people, many animals, somewhat in an elaborate "visionary art" or "psychedelic art" style. The book said she lived alone, to a ripe old age (first half of the 20th century?), I think she was French (but I'm not entirely sure, European, certainly), shared a mansion house with hundreds of pets, including foxes and goats, had a thing about spirit foxes, painted in the basement by candlelight, using pigments dissolved in her saliva to achieve extremely detailed lines and often devoting years to relatively small pieces. Séraphine de Senlis is not her, though the style and even the story is somewhat similar.
What's her name?