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Henry Darger

1892 - 1973

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‹See Tfd› Henry Joseph Darger Jr. (; April 12, 1892 – April 13, 1973) was an American writer, novelist and artist who worked as a hospital custodian in Chicago, Illinois. He has become famous for his posthumously discovered 15,145-page fantasy novel manuscript called The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What Is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, along with several hundred drawings and watercolor illustrations for the story.The visual subject matter of his work ranges from idyllic scenes in Edwardian interiors and tranquil flowered landscapes populated by children and fantastic creatures, to scenes of horrific terror and carnage depicting young children being tortured and massacred.: 106  Much of his artwork is mixed media with collage elements. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Darger has received more than 1,516,025 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Henry Darger is the 2,423rd most popular writer (up from 2,566th in 2019), the 3,113th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,279th in 2019) and the 282nd most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Henry Darger ranks 2,423 out of 5,755Before him are Charles Berlitz, Isabella di Morra, Hamnet Shakespeare, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., George Meredith, and Slavenka Drakulić. After him are Paul Goodman, Cornelia Funke, Tian Han, Okakura Kakuzō, Jørgen Moe, and Jojo Moyes.

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Among people born in 1892, Henry Darger ranks 120Before him are Alfred Lunt, Rebecca West, Reiner Stahel, Karl Lennart Oesch, Roberto Farinacci, and Carl Panzram. After him are Mabel Normand, Adolf Ziegler, Walter Krüger, Juan Belmonte, James Forrestal, and Liu Bocheng. Among people deceased in 1973, Henry Darger ranks 98Before him are Marthe Bibesco, Gene Krupa, Tarsila do Amaral, Lidia Ruslanova, Maurice René Fréchet, and Tanzan Ishibashi. After him are Ben Webster, Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, Walter Krüger, Archduchess Isabella of Austria, Gabriel Voisin, and Lorenzo Fernández.

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Among people born in United States, Henry Darger ranks 3,113 out of 18,182Before him are Carl Panzram (1892), Charles Berlitz (1913), Frederick Law Olmsted (1822), Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1809), William Levada (1936), and Lauren Holly (1963). After him are Paul Goodman (1911), Nancy Fraser (1947), Miley Cyrus (1992), Lead Belly (1888), Emmylou Harris (1947), and Ben Webster (1909).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Henry Darger ranks 282Before him are Jacques Futrelle (1875), Siri Hustvedt (1955), William L. Shirer (1904), Winston Groom (1943), Charles Berlitz (1913), and Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1809). After him are Paul Goodman (1911), Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860), John Barth (1930), Neil Simon (1927), Jim Thompson (1906), and Howard Fast (1914).