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Ella Flavell

Visual Arts, University of Warwick

Thesis title:

Living Roots: Art Brut Within and Without the Western Art World, 1930-1988

Research Area

  • Art History
  • Visual Arts


Ella Flavell, “'The Distance from Dream to Reality': Ferdinand Cheval in the Surrealist Imagination, 1924-1945,” Aspectus, no. 3 (Fall 2021): 1-20. https://doi.org/10.15124/yao-b4y5-jv63.


Saying Nothing to Say: Sense, Silence, and Impossible Texts in the 20th Century (University of Warwick, May 2023)

M4C Festival of Doctoral Research (Birmingham, November 2023)

Association for Art History Summer Symposium - Agents of Change: Process, Transformation and Decentring Art's Histories (Liverpool John Moores University, June 2024)

Other Research Interests

  • Outsider Art Environments
  • Art Brut
  • Religious art of the 20th Century
  • Folk Art and practices