American Primitive Gallery

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New York, NY

About American Primitive Gallery

The Eye to discover remarkable art and antiques has been the cornerstone of American Primitive Gallery. Aarne Anton has been presenting an eclectic mix of American Folk Art, antique objects as art, and Outsider Art by self taught artists for over 30 years. Among our past notable exhibitions were Signs of the Times, Weathervanes and Whirligigs, Mask Images, The Sports Show, Carved Canes, Obsessive & Accumulative Art, The Horse Show, Cast and Forged Iron, Cats and Dogs, Figures in Folk Art, Carnivals and Arcades, Visions of Space & UFOs in Art, and Folk Erotica. We are al...Read More

American Primitive Gallery

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Terry Turrell Tarp Painting "Cool Breeze"
Terry Turrell
2010- United States Modern Paintings
Painting by NWC self taught artist Terry Turrell on canvas tarp with dogs and other animals.
Heart of the Home Cast Iron Stove Door
Antique 1900-1909 United States Folk Art Mounted Objects
The wood or coal stove used to be the heart of the home. One stove maker around used this sentiment in designing a stove door with a vent shaped like a heart. The heart shaped iron f...
Raymond Materson Alien Girl Sewn from Unraveled...
Raymond Materson
2010- United States Folk Art Contemporary Art
Raymond Materson taught himself to sew intricate miniature pictures while serving time in prison in Connecticut. By the time he was freed from incarceration he had a one person show...
Slavery Emancipation Wood Figure
Early 20th Century United States Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Incised into the base for this figure are the words MASON DIXON N/S LINE referring to the divide between the South of slavery and the North of free states. The figure carved from a s...
Dilmus Hall Crucifixion Sculpture
Vintage 1980-1989 United States Folk Art Outsider and Self Taught Art
Dilmus Hall (1900-1987) was a reknowned self taught African American artist from Athens, Georgia. He found expression in the yard environment as well as sculptural pieces and drawing...
Coal Lion Carved Anthracite
Antique 1890-1899 United States Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Carving coal is one of the most challenging stones for sculpting. Anthracite the hardest coal is notoriously brittle. In coal country there are determined carvers who learned to wor...
Wood and Leather Skeleton Puppet from Odd Fello...
Early 20th Century United States Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Carved and joined wooden puppet with curved leather for rib cage. This skeleton would be able to be animated or dance with attachment to various points. I was reported to have been u...
Charles Eames Molded Plywood Leg Splint
Charles Eames
Vintage 1940-1949 United States Modern Mounted Objects
Charles and Ray Eames designed leg splint of sculptural and lightweight design. Made by Evans Products for the US military for use in WWII. The plywood splint is mounted as a work o...
Marble Sundial with Incised Figures by HD
Vintage 1920-1929 United States Folk Art Garden Ornaments
This is the earliest marble carvings known by the mysterious artist identified by his initials HD incised 1927. The unidentified artist is believed to have worked in the Philadelphia...
Cast Metal Swan Sculpture Mold
Mid-20th Century United States Folk Art Architectural Elements
Sculptural large swan mold with intricate detailing. The swan mold is made in two pieces and wired together and has been mounted on a metal base. I do not know what the cast zinc pi...
Robert Adale Davis String Goat Sculpture
Robert Adale Davis
2010- United States Organic Modern Animal Sculptures
Robert Adale Davis makes string art among other things. The Texas self-taught artist has combined colored string and cloth with wire and a movers strap to create a fanciful animated ...
Ionel Talpazan 'Artist, Visionary and Universe'
Ionel Talpazan
1990-1999 United States Space Age Outsider and Self Taught Art
Ionel Talpazan (1956-2015) is a self taught artist known for art depicting space and UFOs. This is one of two large paintings that he did to sum up his beliefs about the universe. Io...

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