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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

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

Purvis Young Painting Basketball Players
By Purvis Young
Located in New York, NY
A Purvis Young painting on found plywood panel of a group of basketball players with outstretched arms reaching high for the ball. Colorfully and loosely painted with exaggerated pro...
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1990s American Modern Outsider and Self Taught Art

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Wood

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

"Monetary Gods" Voting Machine with Tissue Issue Scroll by Edward Nagrodzki
By Edward Nagrodzki
Located in New York, NY
Edward Nagrodzki was an inventor, self-taught artist and political activist during the time of Nixon and Gov. Rockefeller. This is an ironic sculptural assemblage inspired by Nagrod...
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Vintage 1960s American Outsider Art Outsider and Self Taught Art

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Metal

"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

Z.B. Armstrong Calendar on Washing Machine Top
By Breck Armstrong
Located in New York, NY
Zebedee Armstrong (1911-1993) was an outsider artist known for his doomsday calendars. In 1972 he claimed to have been visited by an angel who warned him saying, "Our time has gone t...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Outsider and Self Taught Art

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Metal

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