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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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Carnival Shooting Gallery Target Deer Spinners
Carnival Shooting Gallery Target Deer Spinners
Unknown
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
Cold Weather Aviation Mask of Blue Cloth
Unknown
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 Carved Wood Emperor Penguin
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
Abraham Lincoln Black Ceramic Head
Unknown
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...
Double Stone Head by Ted Ludwiczak
Ted Ludwiczak
Early 2000s American Folk Art Outsider and Self Taught Art
Stone
Ted Ludwickzak began carving stone heads after retiring from making hard contact lenses. He began when he needed to repair a stone retaining wall. Seeing what he thought was a face i...
Welmon Sharlehorne Drawing of Dragon
Welmon Sharlhorne
1990s American Folk Art Outsider and Self Taught Art
Paper
Drawing by Welmon Sharlhorne of in imagined dragon with a clock in the body. Sharlhorne is a well known self-taught artist from Louisiana. This is ink on paper matted.
Fish Shop Trade Sign
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Early 2000s American Folk Art Signs
Tin
Unusual large sturgeon sign made from tin cans for Slick 50 resin engine coating joined together and cut for mouth, tail and fins with bobber hanging from mouth. Northern Mid-West.
Bull Head Wood Sculpture
Unknown
Early 20th Century American Brutalist Mounted Objects
Wood
An old found wood sculptural form of a bull 's head mounted over a metal base. Made of an elongated triangular "head" with a crossbar bolted on. Nice old surface which is different ...
Terry Turrell Painting "10 Steps From Where You...
Terry Turrell
2010s American Other Paintings
Plywood
Terry Turrell painting on panel with metal tube edging painted. Terry is a self taught artist living in the North West who often includes the animals he lives with in his paintings.
Heart of the Home Cast Iron Stove Door
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Antique Early 1900s American Folk Art Mounted Objects
Iron
The wood or coal stove used to be the heart of the home. One stove maker around used this sentiment in designing a stove door with a vent shaped like a heart. The heart shaped iron f...
Slavery Emancipation Wood Figure
Unknown
Early 20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Incised into the base for this figure are the words MASON DIXON N/S LINE referring to the divide between the South of slavery and the North of free states. The figure carved from a s...

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