outsider art


Definition of outsider art

  1. :  art produced by untrained or naïve artists (such as children or psychiatric patients) who are not part of the mainstream art tradition Small objects and furnishings by self-taught artists like Mr. Norton have come to be known as “outsider art.” — Patricia Leigh Brown, New York Times, 3 Jan. 1991 She mixes 18th-and-19th-century folk art, outsider art, and favorite groupings of like items, such as chairs, boxes, and candle molds. — Kathy Barnes, Country Home, July/August 2006

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a brief usually trivial fact

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