A Swiss outsider art collection welcomes you



Dear visitor

Nice that you found this page! I am happy about all visits. Did you particularly like an artist or do you have criticism, suggestions or praise? Let me know - I enjoy keeping these pages up to date and I am happy to note that the page is well visited. The more visitors express themselves, the easier it is to improve what needs to be improved ...

In the beginning there were the strange drawings by Mannheim-based Art Brut artist Ernst Kolb, which fascinated me, whereupon I turned to experts who found them extremely interesting. “RAWVISION No. 79” introduced the artist and the “Collection de l'Art Brut” in Lausanne acquired Kolb drawings at the end of 2012 based on the reference and organized an exhibition of Kolb's works 6 years later.

Until 2012, Ernst Kolb did not exist on the Internet. That changed with a post on Wikipedia, but his drawings could not be shown there for copyright reasons until 70 years after his death, 2063, and so this page was activated in March 2013 to show his privately owned drawings and a link now allows the drawings to be viewed directly from the Wikipedia article.

You are very welcome to contact me by mail (Aussenseiterkunst@gmail.com). As a lover and collector of Art Brut, I look forward to any contact with visitors, interested parties and like-minded people. There is regularly something new to discover (see LinkNew acquisitions). The website has grown rapidly over the years and it is practically impossible for me alone to check all links and descriptions on well over 2000 pages and unfortunately errors keep creeping in. I am very grateful if I get hints when visitors to the site encounter errors!
Thank you for visiting the site and say hello to you, maybe until next time,

Peter Bolliger.