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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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Featured Pieces

Stylish Wood Cane and Umbrella Stand
Located in New York, NY
Deco period cane stand of pieced wood. Undulating form on 4 sides of half round wood with quarter discs between the sides. Red stained ring opening on larger disc top and disc bott...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Umbrella Stands

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Wood

Iron Cow Trade Sign
Located in New York, NY
This cast iron cow was most likely used as part of a sign for a dairy farm. The cow with turned head is well painted and has a couple of holes where it was attached to a barn or wood...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Signs

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Iron

Erotic Painting 'In Outer Space' by Collins Eisenhauer
By Collins Eisenhauer
Located in New York, NY
Collins Eisenhauer (1897-1979) was a renowned folk artist in Nova Scotia with pieces in museum collections. Early on he did some painted erotic works that he hid under his work table...
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Vintage 1960s Canadian Folk Art Paintings

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Paper

Eugene Andolsek Drawing Radiating from a Square
By Eugene Andolsek
Located in New York, NY
Eugene Andolsek (1921-2008) charted his own path in making art in isolation. Working with a few colors of ink he mixed shades with an eyedropper and colored his designs with metal ti...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Drawings

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Paper

Eugene Andolsek Spinning Discs Drawing
By Eugene Andolsek
Located in New York, NY
Eugene Andolsek (1921-2008) was a self-taught artist who made geometric ink drawings for much of his life. His day job was working for the Rock Island Railroad as a cleric. Drawing a...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Drawings

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Paper

Eugene Andolsek Kaleidoscopic Drawing
By Eugene Andolsek
Located in New York, NY
Eugene Andolsek was a self-taught artist who created intricated geometric drawings using colored inks on graph paper. He worked at his kitchen table after work at the Rock Island Rai...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Drawings

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Paper

Stone Sculpture of Snake and Frog
Located in New York, NY
Carved in deep relief on stone is an undulating snake approaching a frog. There are smooth carved leaves as well on the textured stone carved by an unknown folk artist.
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

Terry Turrell Painting Crosswalk
By Terry Turrell
Located in New York, NY
Terry Turrell lives with his dogs and cats who will often hang out on his garage studio. They appear in some of his paintings as well as other neighborhood animal friends. For Terry,...
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2010s American Folk Art Paintings

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Paper

Eugene Andolsek Mapping His Mind
By Eugene Andolsek
Located in New York, NY
Eugene Andolsek (1921-2008) was a self -taught artist from Pennsylvania who created kaleidoscopic pictures much of his life in secret. He did his drawings at the kitchen table to rel...
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Outsider and Self Taught Art

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Paper

Sam Gant Painting FLY SEE FLYING
By Sam Gant
Located in New York, NY
Sam Gant (1955-2000) was an African-American painter in the SF Bay area who became known despite his disabilities being deaf and mute. This is a large painting on unstretched canvas ...
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1990s American Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Terry Turrell Painting Hide Away
By Terry Turrell
Located in New York, NY
Painting on wood panel by self -taught artist Terry Turrell of his dream state vision. Much of this painting from his white series is worked by scratching through the white paint to ...
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2010s American Modern Outsider and Self Taught Art

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Wood

Terry Turrell Painting Message Machine
By Terry Turrell
Located in New York, NY
Painting on wood panel by self-taught artist Terry Turrell of thought and dreams. Much of this painting was done by Terry drawing into the painted surface by scratching and scraping ...
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2010s American Other Paintings

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Paint

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