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Melvin Way, Outsider Artist Who Depicted Inner Mysteries, Dies at 70

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Melvin Way, a homeless artist known for his intricate ballpoint pen and marker diagrams, passed away at the age of 70. Way, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia in his twenties, gained recognition in the world of outsider art. He created his art while living in a violent homeless shelter in New York City. Despite his struggles with medication and cocaine abuse, Way’s drawings covered a wide range of subjects, including cancer prevention, drug recipes, and cures for various ailments. His work had been collected by renowned art museums worldwide.