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African Polychrome Seagrass and Silk Woven Basket
By Native American Art
Located in North Hollywood, CA
African polychrome seagrass and silk woven basket. Beautiful round shape with geometric designs woven into the sides. Very fine craft work, great Folk Art tribal collector piece. D...
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Mid-20th Century African Folk Art Decorative Baskets

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Silk, Seagrass

African American Pine Burr Quilt
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Exceptional African American pine burr quilt. All hand quilted and pieced. Found in Selma, Alabama. Fantastic color placement and design. These quilts were made with leftover fabric ...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Quilts

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Textile

  • African American Pine Burr Quilt
  • African American Pine Burr Quilt
  • African American Pine Burr Quilt
  • African American Pine Burr Quilt
H 75 in. W 60 in. D 0.25 in.
"Mamas Shock" African American Black Folk Artist
By Leon Collins
Located in San Antonio, TX
Leon Collins (Born 1930) Born Galveston Texas Artist Image Size: 28 x 21.75 Medium: Oil "Mama's Shock"
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1970s Folk Art Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Alabama Surreal Folk Art Oil Painting African American Woman, Flower Headdress
By Maltby Sykes
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
The painting is signed Sykes and dated 1960 lower right. It has "Maltby Sykes, 1911- for Leon" written on the stretcher verso It is a Surrealist Folk Art figure of an African woman o...
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1960s Folk Art Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"The First Time on Telephone" Black African American Folk Painting
By Johnny Banks
Located in San Antonio, TX
Johnny Banks (1912-1988) San Antonio Artist Image Size: 11.25 x 20 Frame Size: 17 x 28 Medium: Pen, Pencil, Crayon, Marker "The First Time on Telephone" Biography J...
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1970s Folk Art Landscape Paintings

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Crayon, Mixed Media

Folk Art Island Painting; Savannah African-American Rudy Bostic
By Rudolph Valentino Bostic
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A folk art painting by Savannah artist Rudolph Valentino Bostic. Bostic is a self-taught artist from Savannah, Georgia who works on cardboard often using house paints or acrylics or ...
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Late 20th Century American Paintings

African American Puppet
Located in Summerland, CA
African American Puppet<br /> Wood with hand stitched linen trousers and cotton plaid shirt.<br /> Hand painted face.
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20th Century Toys

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Wood, Fabric

  • African American Puppet
  • African American Puppet
  • African American Puppet
  • African American Puppet
H 26 in. W 4 in. D 3.5 in.
Horse Polo Painting by Southern African American Rudy Bostic
By Rudolph Valentino Bostic
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very lively and interesting horse painting depicting polo horses and riders by Rudolph Valentino Bostic. Bostic is a self-taught Savannah, Georgia artist who works on cardboard wi...
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20th Century American Paintings

African American Boy Bust
Located in Summerland, CA
Circa 1920 Wood and original polychrome. African American bust wearing yellow cap. Sits on a wooden platform.
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20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures

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Wood

  • African American Boy Bust
  • African American Boy Bust
  • African American Boy Bust
  • African American Boy Bust
H 13 in. W 9 in. D 4 in.
Folk Art Angel Painting by Savannah African American Rudy Bostic
By Rudolph Valentino Bostic
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Enamel and acrylic on cardboard by Savannah artist Rudolph Valentino Bostic. Bostic is a self-taught folk art painter from Savannah, Georgia whose work is often based on television,...
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Late 20th Century American Paintings

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Acrylic

Folk Art Still Life by Savannah African American Rudy Bostic
By Rudolph Valentino Bostic
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An unusual circular painting by Savannah artist Rudolph Valentino Bostic. An exterior dining scene painted on cardboard with acrylics, then mounted onto a black canvas circle that "...
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20th Century American Paintings

Carved and Paint Decorated Articulated African-American Figure
Located in Columbus, OH
This handmade articulated figure was probably made by an African-American carver, possibly a slave, in all probability as a toy for a black child to play with. It is relatively sympa...
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Antique 19th Century Folk Art Sculptures

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Pine

African American Concentric Squares Work Clothes Quilt
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Very bold African American Concentric Squares Work Clothes Quilt. Made from discarded work shirts by Eunice Taylor, Winston County, Alabama, Circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s American Quilts

African American Realist Painting 3 Ladies Folk Art Outsider Art Andrew Turner
By Andrew Turner
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Title: Church Sisters (Three women in their Sunday hats and finery) Genre: Realism Subject: People Medium: Oil Country: United States Dimensions: 24 X 30 Andrew Turner was born in 1...
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1970s American Realist Figurative Paintings

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Oil

African American Boy with Ball, Realist Painting Folk Art Outsider
By Andrew Turner
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Boy with Ball There is a companion piece Girl with Rope (Jump Rope) that I am also listing. Genre: Realism Subject: People Medium: Oil Surface: white cardboard Country: United State...
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1970s American Realist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

African American Girl with jump Rope, Realist Painting Folk Art Outsider
By Andrew Turner
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Girl with Rope (Jump Rope) There is a companion piece boy with ball that I am also listing. Genre: Realism Subject: People Medium: Oil Surface: white cardboard Country: United State...
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1970s American Realist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

"Going to America" African Slave Ship by Black folk artist F.L. Doc Spellmon
By Doc Spellmon
Located in San Antonio, TX
Doc Spellmon (1925 - 2008) San Antonio Artist Image Size: 36 x 36 Frame Size: 37 x 37 Medium: Oil &quot;Going To America&quot; Biography Doc Spellmon (1925 - 2008) F.L. “Doc...
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1960s Folk Art Landscape Paintings

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Mixed Media, Oil

Large Wood Carved African American Man Folk Art Bust
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Nicely carved form of an African American Gentleman--likely a sharecropper. Simple, yet very well executed carving. The shoulders were carved and put together in pieces. It almost...
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20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures

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Gesso

American Indian Folk Art Walking Stick
Located in Southampton, NY
African Folk Art Walking Stick
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Early 20th Century Central African Collectibles and Curiosities

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Mahogany

African American Weathervane
Located in Summerland, CA
African American Weathervane/Trade Sign<br /> Sheet metal and polychrome. Double sided.<br /> Punched eye and ears.
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Antique 19th Century American Weathervanes

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Sheet Metal

  • African American Weathervane
  • African American Weathervane
  • African American Weathervane
  • African American Weathervane
H 36 in. W 24 in. D 10 in.
African American Quilt
Located in Summerland, CA
Graphic African American Quilt<br /> Constructed of red, black and white cottons.<br /> Lining is solid red. Large Hand stitches.
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20th Century American Quilts

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Cotton

African American Quilt
H 59 in. W 78 in.
African American Hooked Rugs
Located in New York, NY
These unusual improvisational textiles were both done by the <br /> same African-American maker
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20th Century Rugs

  • African American Hooked Rugs
  • African American Hooked Rugs
  • African American Hooked Rugs
  • African American Hooked Rugs
W 34-3/8” in. L 49-3/4” in.
Southern African American with Top Hat and Banjo
Located in San Francisco, CA
This is another one that grabbed me and won't let me go. I keep waiting for him to play a chord. A mesmerizing Depression-era painting.
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Vintage 1930s American Paintings

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Canvas

African American Painting by Raymond Howell (1931 - 2002)
Located in San Francisco, CA
Lively painting of men and a woman dancing to the beat of conga drums, probably in Oakland, California.<br /> <br /> African American artist, Raymond Howell (1931 - 2002).<br /> <...
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Vintage 1960s American Paintings

Antique African Tribal Asana Wood Sculpture
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Antique African Asana sculpture
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Antique 19th Century American Samoan Tribal Tribal Art

African American Jockey
Located in San Francisco, CA
Exceptional and rare American bronze of a seated jockey.
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Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Sculptures

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Bronze

  • African American Jockey
  • African American Jockey
  • African American Jockey
  • African American Jockey
H 22 in. W 6.5 in. D 12 in.
Southern United States African American Chip Carved Folk Art Church Altar
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Amazing work of African American folk art. Very detailed and many layers of original paint surface. Found in the southern United States. Great storage box on top of the alter with a ...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Painted Furniture

African American Improvisational "Cross T" Temperance Quilt
Located in Santa Monica, CA
African American attributed black and white improvisational "Cross T" temperance quilt, Georgia, circa 1920s. Temperance quilts were made by women's temperance groups to be sold to r...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Quilts

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Cotton

African American Abstract Quilt, Attributed to Gees Bend, AL
By Lucy Mooney
Located in Santa Monica, CA
African American abstract quilt. Attributed to Lucy Mooney Gees Bend, Alabama, circa 1930-1940. The Backing is made from 100 pound welfare sacks issued by the US Government &quot;The...
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Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Quilts

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Wool, Cotton

African American Memorial Work Clothes Quilt
By Annie Rogers
Located in Santa Monica, CA
African American made double sided Memorial Quilt. Wonderful abstract wall hanging. Constructed from the work clothes of a loved one that had passed on. Made of vintage jeans, vintag...
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Vintage 1930s American Quilts

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Cotton, Wool

African American Pine Burr Quilt Late 19th Century, Ex. Demme Collection
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Very graphic African American pine burr quilt. The subtle colors on this quilt have faded down over the years to an almost monochromatic tone. The diminutive size of this quilt make ...
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Antique 1890s American Folk Art Quilts

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Cotton, Linen

Outstanding African-American Quilt, Mid-20th Century Abstraction
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Across the American South, African-American women made quilts to keep themselves and their children warm in unheated shacks that lacked running water, telephones and electricity. Alo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Quilts

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Wool, Cotton

African American Realist Painting Sunday Hat Folk Art Outsider Art Andrew Turner
By Andrew Turner
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Title: Elegant Sally Genre: Realism Subject: People Medium: Oil Country: United States Dimensions: 36 X 24 Andrew Turner was born in 1944 in Chester, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate...
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1970s American Realist Figurative Paintings

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Oil

African American Realist Painting Sunday Hat Folk Art Outsider Art Andrew Turner
By Andrew Turner
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Title: Sunday Hat Genre: Realism Subject: People Medium: Oil Country: United States Dimensions: 40 x 28.5 framed. Sight size is 36 x 24 Andrew Turner was born in 1944 in Chester, P...
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1970s American Realist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

"Texas Longhorn" Black Texas Folk Artist Johnny Banks African American
By Johnny Banks
Located in San Antonio, TX
Johnny Banks (1912-1988) San Antonio Artist Image Size: 10 x 13 Frame Size: 16 x 18.5 Medium: Pen, Pencil, Crayon, Marker &quot;Texas Longhorn&quot; Biography Johnny Banks (1...
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1970s Folk Art Landscape Paintings

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Crayon, Mixed Media

"Mr. Kuni's Farm" Black Texas Folk Artist Johnny Banks African American
By Johnny Banks
Located in San Antonio, TX
Johnny Banks (1912-1988) San Antonio Artist Image Size: 14 x 22 Frame Size: 22 x 30 Medium: Mixed: Crayon, Marker Pen & Ink "Mr. Kuni's Farm" Biography Johnny Banks (1912-198...
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1970s Folk Art Landscape Paintings

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Crayon, Mixed Media

"Peter Walks The Water" Jesus and Peter Black African American Folk Painting
By Johnny Banks
Located in San Antonio, TX
Johnny Banks (1912-1988) San Antonio Artist Image Size: 14 x 26 Frame Size: 20 x 32 Medium: Pen, Pencil, Crayon, Marker "Peter Walks The Water" Biography Johnny Banks (1912-19...
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1970s Folk Art Landscape Paintings

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Crayon, Mixed Media

Clementine Hunter African American Folk Artist, circa 1950's, Still Life
By Clementine Hunter
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Oil on Board by well known black folk artist Clementine Hunter (1887-1987). Measures 16"h x 12"w. Frame measures 20 3/4"h x 17"w. The painting itself is in excellent condition wit...
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Vintage 1950s Folk Art Paintings

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Paint

Folk Art Wood Bust of an African American Gentleman
Located in New York, NY
Well carved portrait bust of a man with black features and painted hair and moustache. It appears to be carved from cheerywood by an unknown carver. Mounted on black wood base.
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

African American Folk Art For Sale on 1stDibs

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How Much is an African American Folk Art?

Prices for a piece of african American folk art can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $300 and can go as high as $12,500, while the average can fetch as much as $2,400.