Bissonnette, Larry

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Name
Bissonnette, Larry Gender: M
Larry James Bissonnette
born on 24 June 1957 at 08:02 (= 08:02 AM )
Place Burlington, Vermont, 44n29, 73w13
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 02°41' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 19°27 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 06°36'



Biography

American autistic artist and autism activist some of whose hundreds of works of art depict "faces peering through a veil, as if imprisoned". A selection of his art is held in the collection of the Musée de l'Art Brut in Switzerland.

At age two, he suffered from a high fever, which might have caused some kind of damage to his nervous system. By the time he was eight, he was sent to the Brandon Training School, which was Vermont's only institute for the mentally handicapped at the time. During this time, he used concepts of art such as drawing and painting to help himself through self-expression. By the time he was 18, he had been transferred to Vermont Psychiatric Hospital in Waterbury, Vermont.

In 2005, he starred in his biographical film, My Classic Life as an Artist: A Portrait of Larry Bissonnette. In 2011, Bissonnette and his ally Tracy Thresher appeared in a documentary, Wretches & Jabberers, which documented his travels around the world.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Other Psychological (Autistic)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Travel
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (For the rights of autistic people)