Chances are, when you were very young, some clown laughed at you, and you were delighted.

Some time later, the clown's laugh started to get a mite unsettling in it's cacophany.

This is a website about Clowns.

Funny, Ferocious, Clowns.


This Art of the Clown. Throughout history, man has been illustrating his laughter by drawing, painting, and etching pictures of Clowns.

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Illuminated artwork featuring fools from the 14th century.

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Clown Suicide: First Attempt: by Salty Dave Bryson

Clown With Red Hat: by Mary Ann Hennosy

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Clown: by Terry O' Conner

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Juggler's Opera: by Vera Tataro

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Indian: by Red Skelton





A Short history of Clowns

The Clown as Art

Composite artwork by Michael F. Nyiri






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