Henry Darger

1892 - 1973

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Henry Joseph Darger Jr. ( DAR-ghər; April 12, 1892 – April 13, 1973) was an American writer, novelist and artist who worked as a hospital custodian in Chicago, Illinois. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Darger has received more than 1,716,975 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Henry Darger is the 2,713th most popular writer (down from 2,406th in 2019), the 3,442nd most popular biography from United States (down from 3,106th in 2019) and the 298th most popular American Writer.

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  • 18

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  • 2.60

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Notable Works

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Exhibitions, Outsider art, American Art
Sound and fury


Among writers, Henry Darger ranks 2,713 out of 7,302Before him are Chandrashekhara Kambara, Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, Dezső Kosztolányi, Giovanni Pontano, Champfleury, and László Polgár. After him are Olympiodorus of Thebes, Eric Roth, Kjeld Abell, Paula von Preradović, Vladimir Stasov, and André Salmon.

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Among people born in 1892, Henry Darger ranks 133Before him are Joseph Szigeti, Stanisław Maczek, Yi Kwang-su, Hironori Ōtsuka, Gustav-Adolf von Zangen, and Robert Watson-Watt. After him are Ivan Tyulenev, Peljidiin Genden, Ahmad Javad, Charles Nungesser, Adolf Ziegler, and James Forrestal. Among people deceased in 1973, Henry Darger ranks 119Before him are Noël Coward, Joseph Szigeti, Salchak Toka, Mirra Alfassa, Karel Ančerl, and Robert Watson-Watt. After him are Johannes Aavik, Âşık Veysel, Grigori Kozintsev, Vilhelm Moberg, Alexander Vandegrift, and Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry Darger ranks 3,442 out of 20,380Before him are Bill Nelson (1942), Katherine Heigl (1978), James J. Gibson (1904), Chaka Khan (1953), Jay-Z (1969), and Dolores Costello (1903). After him are Bruce McGill (1950), Eric Roth (1945), Julie Harris (1925), Richard Belzer (1944), Moses Malone (1955), and Andrea True (1943).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Henry Darger ranks 298Before him are William Goldman (1931), Michael Cunningham (1952), Harlan Ellison (1934), Alex Haley (1921), Horace McCoy (1897), and Robert M. Pirsig (1928). After him are Eric Roth (1945), Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe (1822), Stephenie Meyer (1973), Harold Robbins (1916), Carl Bernstein (1944), and John Zerzan (1943).