Monday, July 21, 2008

112 year old artist still going strong!

"Alabama artist Frank Calloway has spent half his life in a mental health centre, but his works will now be part of an exhibit at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

Amazingly at 112 his art, which mostly depicts rural scenes from the early 20th century, is attracting a lot of attention: according to an official at the Kentucky Museum in Alabama, their appeal is that they "speak to a time gone by."

Carers at the hospital where Frank lives say that he spends 7 to 9 hours painting each day, sitting at a table by the window: "It's what he loves to do."

view his paintings here:

amazing story...i wanna be able to have that type of spirit when i'm 112!

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