Art and Schizophrenia

Art and Schizophrenia

For the last 15 years of his life, Martin Ramirez (1895-1963) was hospitalized at the DeWitt State Hospital in Northern California with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. During his stay, he completed a collection of artwork that represented his illness, but also crossed its boundaries. Some of his paintings can be seen at the American Folk Art Museum website.

Untitled Martin Ramirez

Image Credit
Feature: Never-ending Journey by Martin Ramirez
Body: Untitled by Martin Ramirez