Clyde Darrow (American, 1902 - 1981) was a fellow patient and friend of Doof visionary painter T. L. Douveres at the Arkham Asylum. He became interested in making art after observing Douveres painting in the hospital’s day room. Darrow painted hauntingly apocalyptic paintings that sometimes frightened the staff doctors. He was persuaded to give up painting when the hospital installed television sets in 1961.
Clyde Darrow, The Doof Appeared to Me and My Friend Jimmy, 1937, oil on canvas