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Albert Louden

Louden was born in Blackpool in 1943, but has lived in London's East End since he was a boy. He left school at 15 and four years later decided his 'first need was to create art'. He has spent his life painting and drawing scenes from his own visual world, works he calls 'internal landscapes'. Since Outsiders at the Hayward Gallery in 1979 and his one-man exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery in 1985, Louden has become increasingly renowned. He has exhibited around the world and is represented in many public collections, including that of the Arts Council of Great Britain, and he was included in the 2001 exhibition Obsessive Visions: Art Outside the Mainstream at England & Co.

In 2008, Louden was one of the artists chosen for the major exhibition  British Outsider Art at Musée La Halle Saint Pierre in Paris.

Drawings & works on paper

Untitled - Details

Untitled c 1989
15.75 x 11.5 inches
Mixed media on paper

Untitled - Details

Untitled c 1988
14 x 10 inches
Private collection

In Another World - Details

In Another World 1987-88
20.5 x 15.5 inches
Mixed media on paper

Untitled (Faces) - Details

Untitled (Faces) 1984
21.5 x 31.25 inches
Pastel on paper

Untitled - Details

Untitled c 1984
21.5 x 31.5 inches
Mixed media on paper

Untitled (Figures in a Street) - Details

Untitled (Figures in a Street) c 1980
14.5 x 19.25 inches
Watercolour and crayon on paper