Roger Cardinal 1940–2019

31.01.2020 News

Like many other players in the field of outsider art Stichting Collectiie De Stadshof is very sad to announce that great visionary writer and art historian Roger Cardinal passed away on November 1 at the age of 79. His revolutionary book Outsider Art, published in 1972 was the very first work in English on the subject and gave the world the name ‘Outsider Art’, originally as an English equivalent to Dubuffet’s art brut definition.

Roger Cardinal was the author of the essay ‘Marginalia’ in the Museum De Stadshof’s book Marginalia. Perspectives on outsider art, Zwolle 2000.