10 Contemporary Outsider Artists Everyone Should Know

Timothy Wehrle, Guitar Manifestations, 2011. Courtesy Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York

Born in Iowa in 1978, Timothy Wehrle chose not to pursue artistic training for fear of it corrupting his pure creative vision. Patterned and intricate, his colorful drawings are influenced by Persian miniatures, Tibetan mandalas, and folk art quilting and patchwork. Exhibiting since 2003, the self-taught artist has a growing group of followers, including the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI, which recently showed 35 of his works in a solo exhibition.