Beuys is such an obvious candidate; he started making art following a breakdown that was a result of his experiences in the Second World War. He consciously set out to heal the wounds not only of his trauma, but also those of his fellow countrymen. He also believed that potentially everyone was an artist and his motivation was, in part, in encouraging creativity in others. This is why he has so inspired me as an Art Therapist. Also he has helped me to look at art in a different way, perhaps more from the heart than from intellect, and this over time has greatly informed the way that I look at a clients work.
Artist’s Who Practice Art Therapy