1925 . california . usa

1988 . usa


When he was nine months old, Crescenti came down with meningitis, which left him with permanent consequences. When he was three, he survived a fall from a window. The following year he was placed in an institution for “problem children,” and he spent the rest of his life in specialized facilities. Crescenti was deaf and never learned to speak, communicating exclusively through gestures and facial expressions. At age 11, he left the hospital for a care facility, where he began to draw. His few works resemble torn bodies with wildly flailing limbs consisting of endlessly metastasizing growths.