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Contemporary Folk Artby Tom Patterson
Synopses & Reviews
Many of the best folk artists have lived their lives in obscurity, mostly in small communities largely unknown to the public. Over the past decade, however, thousands of artists and art lovers have discovered the remarkable ingenuity and creative genius of these self-taught artists.
Contemporary Folk Art honors the exceptional insight, wit, and reverence of these underestimated painters and sculptors. Here are extraordinary reproductions of bold carvings by S.L. Jones and eerie characters painted by Jon Serl...the magnificent divine inspirations of Rev. Howard Finster and Josephus Farmer...the engaging scenes of Albina Felski's circus...Alexander Maldonado's phenomenal futuristic cities...and much, much more.
Featured artists include: Albina Felski, Alexander Maldonado, Felipe Archuleta, Jesse Howard, Josephus Farmer, Miles Carpenter, Thornton Dial, Sr...and many more!
"Contemporary Folk Art is an interesting potpourri of assemblages and paintings both naive and savvy." Library Journal
Book News Annotation:
This catalog represents the "Contemporary Folk Art" round of the Treasures to Go Smithsonian exhibitions touring the US in 2002. The works of 51 artists are featured, with such titles as "Seven Navajo Figures," "Gerald Ford Totem Pole," and "American Flag Whirligig." Patterson is an independent curator intrigued by self-taught artists. The book includes a foreword by the museum director. It lacks references.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Tom Patterson is a writer and independent curator who lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Mr. Patterson coauthored the autobiography of the retired preacher and autodidactic artist Howard Finster, Stranger from Another World.
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