American Primitive Gallery

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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

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Spiral Cane with Snake Catching Frog Folk Art
Spiral Cane with Snake Catching Frog Folk Art
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Remarkable walking stick of a spiraling black snake about to swallow a frog it has caught. well carved detail of the snake head and frog in movement. This cane was exhibited in a lan...
Draped African American Nude Figure of Carved Wood
Draped African American Nude Figure of Carved Wood
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Female figure with a mask-like face with loosely draped body carved by an unknown artist. The sculpture has a deep brown stain and patina of age and handling.
Statue of Liberty Painting by Jimmy Lee Sudduth
Statue of Liberty Painting by Jimmy Lee Sudduth
Jimmy Lee Sudduth
1990s American Folk Art Paintings
Wood
Jimmy Lee Sudduth (91910-2007) was an acclaimed Southern self taught artist and musician. His work was distinguished by his use if different shades of Alabama clay mixed with binders...
Bill Brinley Circus Sign with Polar Bears
Bill Brinley Circus Sign with Polar Bears
Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Bill Brinley (1917-2016) grew up wanting his own circus. He created a miniature circus of 3/4 scale over many years. In 1938 he was asked to show his elaborate small circus at the Pi...
African American Draped Nude Folk Sculpture
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Folk sculpture of a carved wood nude with mask-like face. The turned body is made more dramatic by the draped cape and the surface with patina of age.
Automobile Copper Weathervane
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Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Weathervanes
Copper
Rare early motorcar weathervane with remarkable detailing. The copper weathervane came from an early auto repair shop building in New Hampshire The vane posses a mellow patina of yea...
Carved Wood Folk Art Eagle by Axel Gustafson
Axel Gustafson
Vintage 1920s American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Carved and painted eagle with folded wings was carved by Axel Gustafson (1867-1945) in Western New York State. The eagle has excellent original paint. The eyes appear to be copper ta...
Carnival Shooting Gallery Target Deer Spinners
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Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Iron
An unusual arcade target group cut from iron and mounted on a rod so that targets would spin if hit. Well drawn animal forms on rods.
Cold Weather Aviation Mask of Blue Cloth
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Vintage 1940s American Machine Age Mounted Objects
Mask made for face protection from cold at higher altitudes. A similar mask was loaned to the Museum of Modern Art for exhibition Modern Masks and Helmets some years ago. This type o...
Charles Hart Carved Wood Emperor Penguin
Charles Hart
Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Charles Hart (1862-1960) was a stone contractor and mason in Glouchester, Massachusetts who became known as a carver of fine duck decoys. Hart also had a passion for penguins which h...
Abraham Lincoln Black Ceramic Head
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Ceramics
Clay
Antique glazed ceramic black Lincoln head. The piece was made in Ohio probably by someone working in the tile and pipe factories from the look of the clay. Finely modeled with textur...
Raymond Coins Stone Angel
Raymond Coins
Vintage 1980s American Folk Art Outsider and Self Taught Art
Stone
Raymond Coins (1904-1998) achieved fame for his stone carvings done with local river rock in North Carolina. He carved both animals and figures as well as religious subjects. His sc...

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