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Richard Dadd
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Artist
    (August 1, 1817-January 7, 1886)
    Born in Chatham, Kent, United Kingdom
    Painted ‘Come Unto These Yellow Sands,’ ‘The Flight Out of Egypt,’ ‘The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke,’ ‘Contradiction: Oberon and Titania’ and ‘Bacchanalian Scene’
    Paranoid schizophrenic who stabbed his father to death at age 25
    Spent the rest of his life in psychiatric hospitals, including the famous Bedlam
    He was a patricide with the surname ‘Dadd.’
    He founded an art movement called ‘The Clique.’
    He became convinced he was being controlled by the Egyptian god Osiris during an excursion to Egypt.
    A year later he stabbed and killed his father, believing him to be Satan.
    He took ten years to finish his best-known painting ‘The Fairy-Feller’s Master Stroke.’
    Before his breakdown, he had a gentle personality.
    His bizarre behavior in Egypt was misdiagnosed as sunstroke.
    He was able to continue producing highly detailed work after being confined, with only his memory for guidance.
    ‘The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke’ inspired a song by Queen.
    A lost painting of his resurfaced on The Antiques Roadshow a century after his death.

Credit: Georgina


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