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Zebedee Armstrong - © christian berst — art brut
Date 1911 — 1993
Country United States

Armstrong was born in Thomson, Georgia. He went to school until eighth grade. He married in 1929 and had two daughters. For much of his life, he worked picking cotton on the local Mack McCormick farm. After his wife died in 1969, he began to work at the Thomson Box Factory, staying there until 1982.

In 1972, he claimed to be visited by an angel who warned him that the end of world was coming soon. Armstrong went on to construct almost 1,500 box calendars with the aim of trying to determine the exact date of the approaching doomsday. Many of the calendars are made of wood with clocks and dials, painted white and over-layered with grids or with text denoting the box’s purpose.

Artworks
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untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1987
2.76 x 8.27 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1988
12.2 x 13.78 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1988
6.3 x 6.69 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1987
1.97 x 15.75 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1990
6.3 x 8.66 in
Exhibitions
Tell It Slant
Frith Street Gallery, Londres. From February 12 to April 29, 2016.
do the write thing
read between the lines, new york gallery. From October 30 to December 21, 2014.
Exhibition view of *Do the Write Thing : read between the lines*, christian berst art brut, New York, 2014. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Collections
Antoine Frérot collection
France
Zebedee Armstrong

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