- Category : 1957-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Prevention 1
American autistic artist and autism activist some of whose hundreds of works of art depict "faces peering through a veil, as if imprisoned". A selection of his art is held in the collection of the Musée de l'Art Brut in Switzerland.
At age two, he suffered from a high fever, which might have caused some kind of damage to his nervous system. By the time he was eight, he was sent to the Brandon Training School, which was Vermont's only institute for the mentally handicapped at the time. During this time, he used concepts of art such as drawing and painting to help himself through self-expression. By the time he was 18, he had been transferred to Vermont Psychiatric Hospital in Waterbury, Vermont.
In 2005, he starred in his biographical film, My Classic Life as an Artist: A Portrait of Larry Bissonnette. In 2011, Bissonnette and his ally Tracy Thresher appeared in a documentary, Wretches & Jabberers, which documented his travels around the world.