Jaime Saguer

1896 - unknown Spain

Jaime Saguer 
Pressiden des yrréalités, circa 1942-48 | Pressiden des yrréalités, approx. 1942-48
Potlood op papier | Lead pencil on paper
21 x 13.5 cm
Jaime Saguer Pressiden des yrréalités, circa 1942-48 | Pressiden des yrréalités, approx. 1942-48 Potlood op papier | Lead pencil on paper 21 x 13.5 cm
Jaime Saguer Jaime Saguer 
Pressiden des yrréalités, circa 1942-48 | Pressiden des yrréalités, approx. 1942-48
Potlood op papier | Lead pencil on paper
21 x 13.5 cm
Jaime Saguer Jaime Saguer Pressiden des yrréalités, circa 1942-48 | Pressiden des yrréalités, approx. 1942-48 Potlood op papier | Lead pencil on paper 21 x 13.5 cm

Of Spanish origin, Jaime Saguer works as a farmhand in the Pyrénées-Orientales. He is sectioned in Limoux in 1942, after being charged with “aggravated assault...

Of Spanish origin, Jaime Saguer works as a farmhand in the Pyrénées-Orientales. He is sectioned in Limoux in 1942, after being charged with “aggravated assault and public order offences.” Discharged from the psychiatric hospital in 1960, Saguer is placed in an old people’s home. He draws in lead pencil and coloring pencils on small lined or squared notebooks.

Saguer’s doctor, Dr. Dagand, travelled to Paris in 1965 to meet Slavko Kopac, the curator of the Compagnie de l’Art Brut. He gave him a number of notepads of an anonymous patient of whom Jean Dubuffet had already included two works into the collection in 1948. This anonymous patient has turned out to be Jaime Saguer.