Anne Marie Grgich

Anne Grgich is one of the most original and innovative artists in the group of American artists known as Outsiders. Completely self-taught and the cover story of Raw Vision Magazine #22, and the recent issue #103 The Woman's issue "Balancing the Books", she became known for her one-of-a-kind books filled with page after page of impassioned, expressionistic faces and figures. Grgich often employs collage and vigorously applies layer after layer of overpainting, covering found texts and images, yet allowing some of the underneath to remain visible. This layering suggests generations of mystery and mystique to her exotic characters. by Phil Demise Smith 1998