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Day 21: Alfred Kubin

By Sam Reeve

Alfred Kubin was (perhaps) a little off. Born in Austria in 1877, Alfred tried killing himself on his mother’s grave when he was 19 years old. From 1906 until he died in 1959 he lived in a small castle, away from society, in northern Austria. Besides painting and illustrating, he also wrote, and went on to publish nine books after secluding himself. His art is haunting and a bit creepy, but what would you expect from someone who lived here:

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