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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

American Primitive Gallery

Established in 19781stDibs seller since 2010

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Featured Pieces

Gentle Hands Washer
Located in New York, NY
Radiating woman's hands undulate on this sculptural washer piece. Designed for Thor to emphasis the gentleness if it motion for cleaning delicates in the washing machine. This rare t...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Mounted Objects

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Zinc

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

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

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

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 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

"The Death of Innocent" Ink Drawing by Charles Bennefiel
By Charles Benefiel
Located in New York, NY
During a period living in New Mexico Charles Benefiel did a series of harrowing drawings that incorporated antiques dolls that he inherited from his grandmother. It was a difficult ...
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1990s American Outsider Art Outsider and Self Taught Art

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Paper

Carved Wood Carnival Seal
Located in New York, NY
Painted wood seal of carved and pieced wood. The seal is of stylized form with a pair of fins. Red markings to the head. Mounted over a black metal base.
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Wood

Marble Relief with Reclining Nude
Located in New York, NY
Carved marble building panel with reclining woman. The piece appears to have been installed outdoors, possibly in a garden as there is weathering and some oxidation. From a NY privat...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Garden Ornaments

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Marble

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