James Henry Pullen: The Genius of Earlswood Asylum
May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
James Henry Pullen
The Genius of Earlswood Asylum
Saturday 20 May 2017 | 11.00am – 12.00pm
A talk about the life of James Henry Pullen, (1835-1916), a resident of the Royal Earlswood Asylum near Redhill. In his lifetime he was said to have the condition of savant syndrome though today he may have been diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Condition. Pullen created model ships including Brunel’s Great Eastern and the warship, Princess Alexandra. On display are his pictorial autobiography, imaginary ships, paintings and models. The visit will include time to inspect his work and view a short film about his life.