Norbert Kox Tributes in Folk Art Messenger Magazine

Tributes to Norbert Kox with photography by Fred Scruton in Folk Art Messenger Magazine

Cover and articles photography by Fred Scruton in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Folk Art Messenger Magazine – [#96] vol. 28 No. 3.

Norbert Kox 1967 copy
Norbert Kox in 1967 (photographer unknown)

There was a remarkable disconnect between Norbert’s bad-ass biker gang background, the fire & brimstone-ish nature of his work, his considerable self-made success as an artist, and the courtly, old-school modest mannered gentleman he was.  In 2017, he bought a large building in northern Wisconsin and renovated it into the Apocalypse House & Museum of Visionary Art – complete with guest rooms where my wife and I stayed earlier in the week of his grand opening in June 2018.  That winter Norbert made his annual trip to Bimini: for many years he had found spiritual refreshment there (and probably fewer distractions form his painting).  Like so many others, we were deeply saddened to hear of Norbert’s fatal heat-attack in Bimini, and fondly remember our time with him only six months earlier while he gave the Apocalypse House its finishing touches.

Apocalypse House & Museum of Visionary Art; Gillett, WI 2018
Apocalypse House & Museum of Visionary Art; Gillett, WI 2018

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