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Folk Art in the USA


AB THE FLAGMAN - Flag Fascination
Ab the Flagman was discovered selling his wooden flag creations to fans outside Atlanta's Fulton County Stadium... This is his story.

ALLEN, DAVID - Whittling a Southern Tradition
The Fancy Walking Sticks of David Allen.

ART CARS
A different kind of canvas.

BEECHER, GENE - Dancing Band to Dancing Brush: Gene Beecher
Born in 1909 in Houston Texas, Gene Beecher never intended to make painting his career. Why would he? He had a career...

BISHOP, JIM - Bishop's Castle
It started as a mountain cabin and grew to large castle. Jim Bishop is the remarkable man who built it.

Boscarino, Ricky
Situated on 5 acres in the lush northwestern woods of New Jersey, Luna Parc is a perpetual work-in-progress. Since 1989 the house and grounds have been developed into an environmental sculpture park by artist, designer and self-proclmained King-o-Luna, Ricky Boscarino.

BOTTLE ART - Art in Bottles
Ships, anchors, photos and folk art inside bottles. How'd they do that?

DENNIS, REVEREND H. D. - Deep South Preaching at Margaret's Grocery Store
The story of an aging black man with clear blue eyes which look into your very soul.

Francis, Robert R.
Sculptor Robert Francis is a self-taught artist from Syracuse , New York. He has turned his love of wood and sculpture into a collection of smiling-faced characters. In his home studio, he instinctively creates designs without ever touching a pencil to paper

GIBSON, SYBIL - Faces are the Mirror to the Soul
Sybil Gibson was a folk artist who, in spite of a troubled life, created simple beauty.

HALL, JACK - Jack Hall: The Matchstick Man
Learn about the man who made musical instruments from matchsticks.

HEIDELBERG PROJECT - Taking Back The Streets: Folk Art in Detroit Michigan
Taking abandoned and drug infested houses on Heidelberg Street and covering them in a colorful array of items.

HUNTER, CLEMENTINE - Clementine Hunter
The first African American woman to exhibit in the New Orleans Museum of Art.

KNIGHT, LEONARD - Salvation Mountain
The story of Leonard Knight, salesman of biblical messages.

LEEDSKALNIN, EDWARD - Coral Castle: Monument of Love
Was the creator of Florida's Coral Castle a Visionary or a Magician?

LOGGINS, BONNIE - Destined to Paint
From a unusual introduction to creating art there was no stopping Bonnie Loggins. In her eightees Bonnie's art speaks to all of us.

LUCAS, CHARLIE - Charlie "Tin Man" Lucas
From scrap yards and dumps he takes old discarded metal items and turns them into something new to show the world that everything new and shiny is not the natural order of things.

MICHAEL SHELLEY, MARY - Picture Stories Carved in Wood
The Self-Taught Art of Mary Michael Shelley.

Morgan, "Sister" Gertrude
Morgan painted on any available material: cardboard, window shades, Styrofoam trays, plastic utensils, jelly glasses, wooden blocks, lamp shades, picture frames, black-and-white photographs, her guitar case...

Nez, Wallace
Wallace Nez Jr , a Navajo potter, is originally from Aneth, Utah on the Navajo reservation. His pottery is created in the traditional method of hand coiling and pinching the clay. The designs are without a doubt incredible. Wallace works from his studio in Phoenix, Arizona.

PRITCHARD, BERNETTA - Rosemaling: American Style
Meet rosemaling artist Bernetta Pritchard, find out how she got started and see examples of her Telemark, Rogaland, and Valdres designs.

Shelley, Mary Michael
Each piece of work tells a story whether it be farm life or on vacation Mary Michael Shelley records her feelings. A great collection of work carved on rough cut white (1" thick)pine. Painted with acrylics and sealed with an acrylic varnish.

Simpson, Volis
Here's a scrapbook to introduce Vollis, his family, the whirligigs, dogs, ducks and other surprises.

Sudduth, Jimmie Lee
This self-proclaimed "most famous artist in the world" has been making his distinctive mud paintings since he was four.

Thibodeaux, Barbara Steele
The self-taught artist, Barbara Steele Thibodeaux, has lived in the Louisiana and Mississippi areas for the past 20 years.

Tolliver, Annie
Annie is the daughter of Mose, and like most of his children, she used to paint works that he would sign and sell as his own.

Tolliver, Mose
A prolific painter, Mose uses house paint on plywood to express a highly active imagination

TRAYLOR, BILL - One Man's Memories
Born as a slave near Benton, Alabama Bill Traylor began creating folk art in his eighties.

WALKER, ROBERT LINDSEY - One Man's Life
I am sure all of you are familiar with the movie Driving Miss Daisy. Well, Georgia's Robert Lindsey Walker - in his retirement - took up driving widowed ladies around to their various tasks...

Wooster Scott, Jane
Americana Folk Art.

ZOETTEL, JOSEPH - Holy Grotto
What the Ave Maria Grotto is, where to find it and information on the man who created it.