Galerie Gugging

widener george


George Widener was born in 1962 in Ohio, USA. The self-taught artist possesses an extraordinary mathematical capability to create works based on complex calculations, dates and historical events – the sinking of the Titanic is one of his favourites. He often uses found paper or layers of tea-stained paper napkins to apply ink and paint upon. His drawings feature complex calendars and numerical palindromes, bold compositions of dates and imagery, which transcend centuries of time and the history of art. His work has been extensively exhibited worldwide and can be found in numerous public and private collections such as the American Folk Art Museum, USA, the Collection de l’Art Brut, Switzerland, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, USA. The artist currently lives in South Carolina, USA.