b. October 21,1936 d.July 5,1997
We met Royal back in 1990 when some friends took us
to meet him in Baldwin, Lousisiana.
We immediately took to him and visited him many times
up until his death. There will never be anyone like
Royal. He was so passionate and caring, even with his
day to day struggles of obvious paranoid schizophrenia.
Royal had this wonderful poetic way of communicating
in the past present & future all at once funneled
through his thick Creole dialect.
Royal claimed his first vision was at the age of 14,
where God appeared to him in a spaceship. This and other
space subjects are always found in Royal’s work,
along with his interest in comics, science fiction magazines,
the bible, and his ongoing struggle with his love for
Artist-Prophet Royal Robertson had much to share and
through his art gave a view into his soul, something
people rarely share with the outside.
** and check out Sufjan Stevens recently released album "Age of Adz" - inspired by Royal Robertson.
click on images to enlarge and see details. Many pieces also have calenders or text on the backs.