Sunday, October 28, 2012

American Folk Art

I was reminded this past week of American Folk Art which is a nearly invisible area of the art world.  My first awareness of how interesting it can be came from seeing a reproduction of Ammi Phillips' portrait of Harriet Leavens.  I believe the original is in Harvard University's collection.  My next delightful encounter with folk art was at the Smithsonian.  Two sculptures, a most fierce tiger and a daring man on a unicycle. these three paintings are the result.

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