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Lee Godie

 (1908 - 1994)
Lee Godie was active/lived in Illinois.  Lee Godie is known for outsider art self portrait painting and mixed media.

Lee Godie

The following text is from newspaper copy of The Telegraph, London, June 10, 2013

"Lee Godie: The artist not in residence"

Lee Godie, a lovable homeless eccentric, scratched a living as an artist on the streets of Chicago. Now her work, which used to sell for dollars, is coming to London's Hayward Gallery.

It is easy to imagine that Lee Godie's self-portraits were a form of escapism. In one she appears in a fur coat waving a handful of cash. In another she is snapped as if on the way to the opera, with swept-up hair and a strapless dress. A third photograph shows Godie transformed again, this time younger, softer and gazing dreamily into the distance.

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Self-Portrait w Title Of Artist Emily

About  Lee Godie

Born:  1908 - Chicago, Illinois
Died:   1994 - Chicago, Illinois
Known for:  outsider art self portrait painting and mixed media