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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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Featured Pieces

Angel Carved Wood Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
An animated striding angel of carved and pieced wood. One arm is lifted as if holding a sword as seen in paintings. The previous owner had a wooden sword made as a replacement (pictu...
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Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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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

Cold Weather Aviation Mask of Blue Cloth
Located in New York, NY
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...
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Vintage 1940s American Machine Age Mounted Objects

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Fabric

Sculptural Metal Radiator Patented, 1854
Located in New York, NY
A most unusual sheet metal heating radiator that came from an elegant Victorian house in Maine. It is now mounted on a metal base as a work of art which it is. It could also be made ...
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Antique 1860s American Industrial Architectural Elements

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Metal

Terry Turrell painting Mouthful
By Terry Turrell
Located in New York, NY
Terry Turrell large painting on wood with applied collage and wood element. The painting has a carved head that hinges open to reveal a drawn head of a woman and a hidden carved anim...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Wood

Giant Hopi Maiden Kachina
Located in New York, NY
Rare oversized Hopi Palhik Mana Butterfly Kachina of carved and painted wood with cut wood tablita. This must have been a special, perhaps one of a kind piece made for a trading post...
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Early 20th Century American Native American Native American Objects

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Wood

JJ Cromer Untitled Structure i Drawing
By JJ Cromer
Located in New York, NY
JJ Cromer a self-taught artist works largely on paper. In this complex picture he is working on translucent calligraphy paper with ink and paint as well as adding cut paper to the ot...
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2010s American Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Terry Turrell Painting of Dogs Accordian
By Terry Turrell
Located in New York, NY
Painting on wood panel of a pack of dogs. Terry Turrell lives as a recluse with his dogs. In his dog walks they get to know the other neighbourhood dogs. They often become the subjec...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Wood

Steer Head Barn Folk Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Steer head of pieced wood with steer horns metal ears and reflector eyes Mounting bracket included for wall attachment at an angle.
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20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures

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Wood

Carved Wood Tiger by Carl Christiansen
By Carl Frederik Christiansen
Located in New York, NY
Carl Christiansen d. 1957 taught himself to carve after becoming disabled in a work accident. He carved animals with great observation and skill. He carved from the 1940s into the 19...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Paint

Spaceship UFO by Ionel Talpazan
Located in New York, NY
Cross sectional view of a UFO by Ionel Talpazan considered by many to be a visionary artist depicting contact with UFOs. Talpazan recounted a childhood experience outdoors at night i...
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2010s American Outsider Art Outsider and Self Taught Art

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Paint, Paper

Ted Ludwiczak Banded Stone Head
By Ted Ludwiczak
Located in New York, NY
Ted Ludwiczak (1927-2016) became a stone carver late in life creating a Folk Art environment in New York. He saw a spirit in every stone he carved and felt compelled to carve it so o...
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Early 2000s American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

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