Born in 1899, James Castle created thousands of artworks during his lifetime, the majority of which were made while he lived in the House, Shed, and Trailer at 5015 Eugene Street in Boise, Idaho.
As a deaf man and a self-taught artist, he was afforded the rare opportunity to focus on a daily artmaking practice while he lived with his family. His unique experimentation and investigation of his environment provide us with an unparalleled story of twentieth-century American life and culture.
Image courtesy of Tom Trusky Papers, Special Collections and Archives, Boise State UniversityLearn More
The James Castle House is a historic site and museum serving as a testimony to the legacy of self-taught artist James Castle.
Our small boutique General Store carries books and gifts inspired by James Castle and his house.
Purchases at the General Store help fund programming, including the residency programs, free tours and talks, and ongoing conservation of the historic outbuildings.Shop Online