Skip to main content

Draftsman, Writer, Poet, Composer (Edited by Elka Spoerri) / Wolfli, Adolf ; Spoerri E ; Szeemann H ; Artaud A ; Breton A ; Cage J ; Cocteau J ; Dubuffet J ; Duchamp M ; Eluard P ; Ernst M ; Magritte R ; Messager A ; Ossorio A ; Michaux H ; Paz O ; Ranier A ; Riley T ; Spoerri D ; Tapie M ; Thomkins A ; Schwarz D ; Tinguely J ; Tzara T ; Warhol A ; Ratz M., 1997

Identifier: CC-28523-29803

  • Staff Only
  • Please navigate to collection organization to place requests.

Scope and Contents

This well illustrated book clearly presents Wolfli's life, art, and pyschiatric disturbances. The editor indicates that Wolfli sold his art from the mental institution where he was confined until his death in 1930 of intestinal cancer. His work was rediscovered by Dubuffet after WW II. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1997



0 See container summary (1 hard cover book (252 pages) in dust jacket) : illustrations (some color) ; 28.2 x 23.7 x 2 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

shelf alphabeti

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press. Nationality of creator: Swiss. General: Added by: RED; updated by: RED.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

125 W. Washington St.
Main Library
Iowa City Iowa 52242 United States