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Emery Blagdon

 (1907 - 1986)
Emery Blagdon was active/lived in Nebraska.  Emery Blagdon is known for outsider art constructions, wire environments, painting.

Biography   Emery Blagdon


Having spent the first part of his life as a hobo, Emery Blagdon at age 48 settled on a 160 acre farm he inherited near the Sand Hills in Nebraska. There, in a large shed, he spent many years constructing an environment of hundreds of "healing machines", his name for ornate hanging wire sculptures. He also made aluminum-foil scraps that he called "my pretties" as well as paintings and Christmas tree lights.

"People come here to be cured," he once said, in a belief that his work created fields of energy.

His constructions eventually filled an 800-square-foot shed. He lived alone, and devoted the remainder of his life to his "machines", which he was persuaded generated electromagnetic energy that, if people stood near them, wou   ...  Displaying 750 of 3719 characters.

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