Aloïse Corbaz (28 June 1886 – 5 April 1964) was a governess at the court of Wilhelm II, where her obsessive crush on the Kaiser led to a diagonosis of schizophrenia. Committed for life to a mental hospital she began secretly to paint and write poetry there. In 1947 her art came to the attention of Jean Dubuffet, who ammassed a collection of her works that was eventually donated to the Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne and recently formed part of a large exhibition there entitled Aloïse. Le Ricochet Solaire.


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