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Westport Author to speak at library

— Charles Russell, author of “Groundwaters,” will give an illustrated talk about his book at the Westport Library on Sunday, March 18, at 4 p.m.

The book features 12 artists whose work covers the past century of self-taught and outsider art. Each represents a different facet of this art phenomenon. They created magical unreal worlds, sometimes sentimental, sometimes brutal, often extremely detailed, many times figurative, always uniquely personal. It is a fascinating aspect of 20th century art.

Russell, professor emeritus of English and History at Rutgers University recently moved to the area with his wife, the artist Alison Weld. They live in Westport.

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