One lesser known fact about Kaspar Hauser is that he was an accomplished amateur artist. In fact the use of drawing and painting to “civilize” the foundling constitutes an early example of art therapy. The bizarre first image was apparently executed while Hauser was in a trance state. Elsewhere, conventional fruit and flower studies include a naive still life which could have come from an early 20th century artist, and a chilling depiction of the weapon used by an unknown assailant to attack the boy in 1829.
Kaspar Hauser | original artworks