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  Ancient Airships.
Dellschau represents himself as the club's draftsman and scribe, rather than as one of its inventors or fliers; he never draws himself aboard an aero.
Dellschau's drawings show equipment that would have been revolutionary for the 1850s: gliding keels, revolving generators powered by a chemical reaction, bendable rubber joints, revolving shear blades, even a retractable landing gear.
The one verifiable photo of Dellschau bears out that description and shows him to be a bit gruff and Teutonic, with a large, round forehead beneath a line of receding hair and with bushy eyebrows and a moustache that covers his mouth.
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Charles AA Dellschau produced a body of work from the turn of the past century until his death while he was virtually sealed in an attic in Houston Texas.
Dellschau's work is also remarkable in that it uses the medium of watercolor brilliantly, often using water as the medium with a subtle tint of color.
Dellschau's first one person exhibition was mounted some 75 years after his death, and his work is in numerous private collection as well as museums including the San Antonio Museum of Art, The Witte Museum, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The American Folk Art Museum, and The Menil Collection.
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 No. 1308: Charles Dellschau
n 1850 Charles Dellschau immigrated from Prussia to Galveston, Texas.
Dellschau moved into Houston to work for Stelzig as a clerk.
Dellschau's imaginings are tame alongside the machinery which, by now, we've actually levitated into the sky.
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Charles and Antonia had three children: two daughters, Bertha and Mary, and a son, Edward, who died in 1877, the year that Dellschau's wife also died, leaving him a withdrawn widower at forty-seven.
Dellschau apparently spent his retirement until his death in 1923 in self-imposed exile, avoiding his extended family with whom he lived, painting flying machines in the attic: they remembered him as a small, hunched man with a gruff German accent and chronic sniffle.
Dellschau's newspaper collages show that he was an avid reader of the papers, and he may well have been aware of the interest surrounding the mystery airships.
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As Charles Dellschau is the only source we have for the alleged existence of the Sonora Aero Club, it is important to examine what we know of him and his life.
As far as is known, Charles Dellschau was born in Brandenburg, Prussia, in 1830, and arrived in the United States from Hamburg Germany in 1853, when he was 25 years old and listed his occupation as a farmer.
Dellschau claimed that the Sonora Club had been active in the mid 1850's but had disbanded by 1863.
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 Ancient Air ships   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Dellschau never seems to explain why the club worked so hard to protect its secrecy, but he shows the members going to great lengths to do so.
Dellschau's notebooks languished in the attic until sometime in the 1960s.
He's compiled a voluminous scrapbook titled "Dellschau's Aeros." He proudly showed it to me. It's full of wild code translations and weird exegeses on the aeros and oddments that Dellschau just stuffed, unbound, in the notebooks: cartoons, a photocopy of Dellschau's marriage certificate, letters, maps, clippings and more clippings about all manner of harebrained inventions.
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Dellschau states that the group held their meetings in Sonora, but they built and tested their craft near Columbia and stored their dismantled craft in buildings in Columbia.
Dellschau claims that an airship, which they called the "Aero Dora" had been built by August Schoetler, tested, and stored in Columbia.
Dellschau also includes a drawing of a fl cat, a symbol he often used to designate evil or bad luck.
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 Posts tagged with dellschau | MetaFilter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Dellschau, described variously as butcher, inventor, civil war spy, scientist and America's first visionary artist, retired at age 70 in Texas and spent the last 2 decades of his life as a recluse, producing mixed media art works that record the craft and workings of the fabled Sonora Aero Club.
They are accompanied by cryptic symbols, newsprint about aircraft and detailed notebooks and were salvaged from the garbage in 1967.
A would-be author and long-time sleuth believes he has unlocked the mysteries of Dellschau's cryptic accoutrements and may be publishing a book on the legends this year.
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Forty years after Charles A.A. Dellschau died, twelve magnificent, illustrated volumes - twenty years of painstaking work - were tossed out of the Houston,Texas house where Dellschau had worked in self-imposed secrecy until his death in 1923 at the age of ninty three.
Charles August Albert Dellschau was born June 4,1830 in Brandenberg, Prussia where as a young man he had an intense fascination with flight and aerodynamics.
Dellschau was a butcher by trade but spent his retirement cloistered in an attic painting and collating his images into large scale books.
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 Handbook of Texas Online:
DELLSCHAU, CHARLES A. Dellschau, inventor, scientist, and artist, was born on June 4, 1830, in Germany.
Dellschau arrived in the United States in the 1850s and lived in Sonora and Columbia, California, among German scientists.
Upon retirement Dellschau spent his time drawing imaginary airships, focusing on his interests in new inventions and aviation.
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 Secrets Of The Sonora Aero Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
But untangling Dellschau's tale is a complicated matter, one that involves penetrating many levels of secrecy, including that of the very people trying to solve his riddles.
The airport's land is isolated and flat - ideal for testing aircraft - and is surrounded by mostly hilly terrain.
All are about inventions and cut in perfect squares like Dellschau's "press blooms." The most revealing boasts of "The Secret of the Keeley Motor." The article describes a force oddly reminiscent of suppe, Dellschau's miracle airship fuel.
www.virtuallystrange.net /ufo/updates/2005/jun/m17-002.shtml   (3817 words)

 Saucer Smear, July 20th, 2004
Charles Dellschau was born in Brandenburg, Prussia, in 1830, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1853.
In addition, they are typically self-taught, manic or compulsively prodigious in output (Dellschau produced more than 5,000 individual pieces), and their oeuvre often reiterates a single personal theme or inner vision.
In short, Dellschau's Sonora Aero Club, rather than a historical record of a secret society and its unsung pioneers of aviation, should properly be seen as a personal flight of fancy, a near obsession with the advances in aviation that were taking place outside his self-cloistered garret as he drew and dreamed.
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 Saucer Smear, October 15th, 2004
Today anything that is known about Dellschau and his Aeros comes from information furnished by Pete or his research partner, the late Jimmy Ward, or both, regardless of what others may claim.
Of course there is the possibility of the obvious: Dellschau may simply have been obsessed with getting information he had in his possession - or even only in his imagination - documented before he passed on.
Although Pete had unlimited access to every Dellschau drawing that is known to exist, he believes that the final answers we seek are hidden in those early, lost drawings.
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 Ramapo College of New Jersey || News and Events
Charles Dellschau (1830-1923) was a Prussian-born Texas butcher who spent his retirement years painting large-scale books of flying machines.
"During Dellschau's lifetime, his Aeros were at once potentially feasible projects and utterly absurd fantasies, as were the ideas of so many who hoped their winged contraption would be the one to lift man into the air," writes Lauren Redniss in The Aeronautical Notebooks of Charles Dellschau.
He has been called "America's earliest known visionary artist." "The works of Kathy Rose suspend the viewer in a place where time seems absent," according to the catalogue accompanying an exhibit at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art.
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 Texas - art dealers and museums - Directory Art in America - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Dellschau, Robert Helm, Bill Jacobson, Luis Jimenez, Yishai Jusidman, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Julian Schnabel, Gael Stack, Frank Stella, Kathy Vargas 4736.
Parchman Stremmel Galleries 203 N Presa at Charles Court 78205 (210) 222-2465, fax (210) 212-5221 Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 11-4, and by appt Dir: Carolyn Parchman Modem and contemporary paintings and sculpture.
PSG--Americana 205 N Presa A-100 at Charles Court 78205 (210) 222-2465, fax (210) 222-5221 Tue-Fri 9-5:30, Sat 11-4, and by appt Dir: Otis Parchman Fine traditional works by contemporary American artists.
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 Dellschau + Sonora Aero Club Mysteries | MetaFilter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
June 15, 2005 2:16 AM Legend has it that Charles Dellschau
I read somewhere that Dellschau's art was discovered by a garbage man or something like that.
The house had flooded, and they were throwing out crazy dead uncle Charles's drawings, someone saw them and said, "Hey, this stuff is....
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He's compiled a voluminous scrapbook titled "Dellschau's Aeros." He proudly showed it to me. It's full of wild code translations and
Recently he had Dellschau's journals translated from German into
Dellschau mentions a boarding house, complete with bar and dining
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 World Of The Strange Forums-viewtopic-Ancient Airships   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
In 1899, Charles Dellschau, a grouchy retired butcher, began to
Dellschau's belongings and marveled at the bizarre aeros.
Dellschau's notebooks languished in the attic until sometime in
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 -=[For The Record]=- P-47: ...1890s 'Airships'?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
http://www.houston-press.com/1998/121098/feature2-1.html ============================================================ Secrets of the Sonora Aero Club By Cynthia Greenwood A turn-of-the-century tale of UFOs, cracking some code, art collectors and mysterious airship sightings in Southwest skies +*+*+ In 1899, Charles Dellschau, a grouchy retired butcher, began to paint amazing airships.
A _New York Times_ reviewer said that Dellschau possesses "a charming style that presages Monty Python"; the _Village Voice_ called the works "sweetly bizarre." It's hard to say what the old man would have made of such praise; he doesn't seem to have thought of himself as an artist.
"Peter Mennis you are not forgotten," he writes in one; in another, "no more suppe." Sometime before 1892, Dellschau's daughter Bertha was diagnosed with tuberculosis and was institutionalized.
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 Charles Dibdin - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Charles Dibdin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
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 World Of The Strange   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Dellschau depicts his aviators enjoying hot breakfasts, and
Dellschau never seems to explain why the club worked so hard to
Dellschau's coded messages say that Tosh searched seven years to
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 "Charles A.A. Dellschau: 1830- 1932, Aeronautical Notebooks" - [DELLSCHAU, CHARLES] NO AUTHOR STATED   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
"Charles A.A. Dellschau: 1830- 1932, Aeronautical Notebooks" - [DELLSCHAU, CHARLES] NO AUTHOR STATED
[DELLSCHAU, CHARLES] NO AUTHOR STATED "Charles A.A. Dellschau: 1830- 1932, Aeronautical Notebooks"
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 Luise Ross Gallery
Identifying themselves with the underdog, the everyman, the working person doing an honest day's labor or going to war, they created a living record of a history not usually found on television, in school textbooks or engraved on the face of public monuments.
Veiled in seemingly disparate and highly personal iconography and the artist's own invented visual language, Solien explores the peril and fragility of being human and the ambiguity and conflict of the choices we make.
Group exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photographs, featuring Willie Birch, Robert Birmelin, John Dilg, William Fields, Steve Lovi, Charles Luce, China Marks, Thomas Lyon Mills, Melissa Polhamus, Geneviève Seillé, T.L. Solien and John R. Thompson.
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The High's annex gallery presents New Treasures, Old Favorites: American Self-Taught Art from the High, the third exhibition in a series designed to highlight the permanent collection.
Recent folk art acquisitions include artists from the Southeast such as Howard Finster and Nellie Mae Rowe, Southwestern artists Felipe Benito Archuleta and Charlie Willeto, and other nationally recognized artists such as James Castle and Charles Dellschau.
These works, paired with spectacular previously acquired examples by Carlton Garrett, Mattie Lou O'Kelley and many more, reflect the High's world-class collection of self-taught art.
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 Charles A.A. Dellschau on artnet
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 ARTS/ARTIFACTS; A Saddler Who Dreamt Of Flying Machines - Free Preview - The New York Times
DISPLAYING ABSTRACT - Article on aeronautical paintings of late Charles A A Dellschau that are subject of exhibition titled Aeronautical Notebooks at Ricco/Maresca Gallery; gallery owner Roger Ricco comments
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Archer, Charles (1949-), NC - soapstone carvings - The Zetter Collection:
Dellschau, Charles A.A. Houston TX - paintings - Raw Vision Magazine:
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