(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
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