Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Terry Nowell - Dellschau Models

Terry Nowell first became fascinated with the mixed-media drawings of the enigmatic self-taught Texas artist, C.A.A. Dellschau, after seeing them in a museum exhibition in the late 1990s. Dellschau (1830—1923) immigrated to Texas from Germany in 1850, settled in the Houston area, and made his living as a butcher and as a clerk before retiring in 1900. Around that time, he began to create drawings of primitive flying machines, or “aeros,” and to place them in scrapbooks he constructed.


casey said...

this is amazing! it's ... based on the drawings of Dellschau? wonderful find!

Terry Nowell said...

Hi Casey.

Thanks for your comment and question.
Yes - the three dimensional models are based on the original drawings of Charles A. A. Dellschau - b.1830 - d.1923. They are currently on display in Marfa Texas at Yard Dog Gallery.