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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 also pioneers in presenting Visionary and Outsider art and exhibiting at the Outsider Art Fair as a founding member and represent remarkable artists and artist's estates.
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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

Native American Sioux Pipe with Stem
Located in New York, NY
Eastern Sioux carved catlinite pipe bowl with snake and frog climbing bowl. The pipe has a wooden stem decorated with brass tacks. Metal base included.
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Antique Late 19th Century American Native American Native American Objects

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Stone

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

Terry Turrell Tri-Color Dog Painting
By Terry Turrell
Located in New York, NY
Terry Turrell lives with his dogs which are like his children. They hang out in his studio and sometimes become the subjects of his paintings.
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Early 2000s American Folk Art Paintings

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Wood

Daniel Martin Diaz drawing Cybernetic Phanton
By Daniel Martin Diaz
Located in New York, NY
Mysterious drawing making connections in the cyber world in inexplicable ways in this drawing by Daniel Martin Diaz. Graphite and crimson pencil on paper. The drawing floats in a frame.
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2010s American Space Age Drawings

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Paper

Carnival Gaming Wheel Game of Fortune
Located in New York, NY
Carnival gaming wheel made from a bicycle wheel joined to a painted wood ring. The wood is painted in bands of softened colors and numbers with an aged cracked surface. The back of t...
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Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Metal

Larry Calkins Painting on Paper Husband
By Larry Calkins
Located in New York, NY
Husband is a painting on paper of a "birdman". Larry is an artist from the Pacific Northwest.
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1990s American Modern Paintings

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Paint

Jimmy Lee Sudduth Painting Toto
By Jimmy Sudduth
Located in New York, NY
The self`taught artist Jimmy Lee Sudduth painted his favorite dog named Toto on a plywood panel with paint and edged with mud or clay. The full frontal view makes a graphic animated ...
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1990s American Folk Art Contemporary Art

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Acrylic

Terry Turrell Painting of Cats a Certain Uncertainty
By Terry Turrell
Located in New York, NY
Terry Turrell shares his home with cats and dogs which he cares for with diligence since his wife passed away. They are like his children often acting as his models in the studio. T...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Wood

Terry Turrell Painting on Wood Run Rabbit Run
By Terry Turrell
Located in New York, NY
Terry Turrell painting with dogs, cats and birds. Many rabbits are seen on the patterned background. Terry has been living with his dogs and cat since losing his wife. They often be...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Wood

Statue of Liberty Painting by Jimmy Lee Sudduth
By Jimmy Sudduth
Located in New York, NY
Jimmy Lee Sudduth (91910-2007) was an acclaimed Southern self taught artist and musician. His work was distinguished by his use if different shades of Alabama clay mixed with binders...
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1990s American Folk Art Paintings

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Wood

Abraham Lincoln Black Ceramic Head
Located in New York, NY
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...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Ceramics

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Clay

Double Stone Head by Ted Ludwiczak
By Ted Ludwiczak
Located in New York, NY
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...
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Early 2000s American Folk Art Outsider and Self Taught Art

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Stone

Welmon Sharlehorne Drawing of Dragon
By Welmon Sharlhorne
Located in New York, NY
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.
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1990s American Folk Art Outsider and Self Taught Art

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Paper

Terry Turrell Painting "10 Steps From Where You Stand"
By Terry Turrell
Located in New York, NY
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.
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2010s American Other Paintings

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Plywood

Heart of the Home Cast Iron Stove Door
Located in New York, NY
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...
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Antique Early 1900s American Folk Art Mounted Objects

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Iron

Marble Sundial with Incised Figures by HD
Located in New York, NY
This is the earliest marble carvings known by the mysterious artist identified by his initials HD incised 1927. The unidentified artist is believed to have worked in the Philadelphia...
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Vintage 1920s American Folk Art Garden Ornaments

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Marble

Robert Adale Davis String Goat Sculpture
By Robert Adale Davis
Located in New York, NY
Robert Adale Davis makes string art among other things. The Texas self-taught artist has combined colored string and cloth with wire and a movers strap to create a fanciful animated ...
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2010s American Organic Modern Animal Sculptures

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String

Iron Tool Hay Bale Harpoon of Abstract Form
Located in New York, NY
Mechanical iron tool for retrieving bales of hay. The nose spike goes into the hay bale and tilts from the handle to pull the bale of hay. Mounted on an American Primitive black met...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Machine Age Mounted Objects

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Iron

Wood Folk Art Figure
Located in New York, NY
Wood yard show figure originally found in Maine. The unpainted figure has applied metal for eyes with buttons for eyes and curled metal for hair. There is a stringed necklace with ...
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Vintage 1960s American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Iron Bullseye Targets from Arcade Shooting Gallery
Located in New York, NY
Graphic cast iron shooting gallery targets from a carnival. These have had decades of use and paint and are now mounted over black metal bases as works of art.
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Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Iron

Carnival Arcade Shooting Gallery Bullseye Target Group
Located in New York, NY
In carnival arcades were shooting galleries the a variety of iron targets. These were sometimes motorized to turn or had bells to ring when hit in the centre. As they were used over ...
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Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Iron

Purvis Young Painting White Horses and Heads
By Purvis Young
Located in New York, NY
Purvis Young (1943-2010) was an acclaimed artist living and working in the Overtown section of Miami. He was discovered as a street artist painting on found material and adhering the...
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Late 20th Century American Folk Art Contemporary Art

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Masonite

Limestone Planter with Carved Horse Rooster Cow Snake and Bird
Located in New York, NY
Spectacular sculptural planter made in two parts. The base in the form of a tree trunk has a relief carved snake, a bird, and a plant. Sitting on it is a square architecturally forme...
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Vintage 1920s American Folk Art Planters and Jardinieres

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Limestone

Sam Gant Ghost Space American Primitive Gallery
By Sam Gant
Located in New York, NY
Paint on paper by Samuel Gant (1955-2000) a California self taught artist who overcame his disabilities to make compelling paintings in California. Images of spaceships became a pers...
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1990s American Modern Outsider and Self Taught Art

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Paper

NWC Ceremonial Wool Button Blanket
Located in New York, NY
There was a tradition among the Tlingit people of the Northwest Coast for the women to make button blankets. Utilizing the wool blankets that they acquired through trade they made bl...
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Antique Late 19th Century Canadian Native American Native American Objects

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Wool

Cast Iron Wagon Brake
Located in New York, NY
This stepped sculptural iron form was made for use on the factory floor to secure the iron and wood carts piled with heavy lads of materials. The piece was set to bock the wheels to ...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Abstract Sculptures

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Iron

Steer Head Folk Art Wall Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Carved and assembled wood steer head with applied horns and eyes of bike reflectors. Made by an unknown artist to hang on a wall instead of an actual animal head.
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Ionel Talpazan UFO over Planet Painting
Located in New York, NY
Ionel Talpazan (1956-2015) was a self taught artist known for paintings about UFOs, space, and an imagined future. He was born in Romania and had an UFO visitation experience when he...
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1990s American Space Age Outsider and Self Taught Art

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Canvas

Painted Sign of St Louis with Busch Baseball Stadium
Located in New York, NY
An outdoor painting from a group of anonymous panels depicting Busch stadium and the St Louis skyline. What elevated the painting is the abstract depiction of the ballpark and the pa...
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Late 20th Century American Folk Art Paintings

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Plywood

Lewis Smith Drawing of Athletic Dancers
By Lewis Smith
Located in New York, NY
Lewis Smith (1907-1998) was an eccentric self taught artist in rural Ohio. He had a lifetime railroad pass that allowed him to follow women's athletics in schools and colleges that h...
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Vintage 1980s American Folk Art Outsider and Self Taught Art

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Paper

California Amusement Park Metal Head
Located in New York, NY
Cast zinc head with threaded hole is back for attachment to water pipe. The head has holes in the eyes and nose and top of head for squirting out water probably in the fun house. It ...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Zinc

Early Graphic Wood Snowshoes
Located in New York, NY
Rare pair of bentwood snowshoes with wood dowels crosspieces pegged to frame. There are shaped wood pieces to strap on the boots with remains of old leather straps. Wonderful old r...
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Antique 1890s American Adirondack Decorative Art

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Wood

Wood Polar Bears on Mantle Clock with Pair of Penguins on Vases
Located in New York, NY
Fanciful creation by unknown NH maker of a mantel clock with carved polar bears. A pair of painted wood vases came with it each flanked by a pair of birds which appear to be penguins...
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Vintage 1920s American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Iron Fisherman in Bed Folk Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Unusual folk piece of a fisherman in bed with his wood pole and fish lures connected to an IV and some wires to his head. Written on the bed with a torch the word CAIN. This is a one...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Iron

Carved Hand Holding Wood Pipe
Located in New York, NY
Early finely carved pipe bowl. What is unusual is the hand holding the pipe bowl which is smoked from a hole in the wrist of the hand. The wood may be maple with darkened patina of o...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Jim Bauer 'Bow Tie Daddy' Aluminium Robot Sculpture
By Jim Bauer
Located in New York, NY
Jim Bauer has collected aluminium kitchenware for years and he assembles art pieces putting together fanciful assemblages. This figure incorporating a vintage coffee pot has colored ...
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1990s American Folk Art Outsider and Self Taught Art

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Aluminum

Forged Iron Snake and Horseshoe Intertwined
Located in New York, NY
The art of the blacksmith in a nonfunctional sculpture probably made as a gift. After making endless utilitarian pieces of iron work. The unknown creator has formed the iron into a f...
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Antique Early 1900s American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Iron

Ted Ludwiczak Banded Stone Carved Head
By Ted Ludwiczak
Located in New York, NY
Ted Ludwiczak was known for carving numerous stone sculptures of stone heads. His home became an environment that has been written about in different publications from Raw Vision to ...
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Early 2000s American Outsider Art Outsider and Self Taught Art

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Sandstone

Painted Bone Fetish Assemblage Sculpture from Kansas Yard Show
Located in New York, NY
Most unusual bone sculpture assembled of a cow skull with two spires of back bones with wood stick joiner. The piece is painted with red and black markings creating eyes and faces in...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Bone

Cellular Automation Drawing by Daniel Martin Diaz
By Daniel Martin Diaz
Located in New York, NY
Mystical drawing by Daniel Martin Diaz worked with ink and crimson pencil on paper.
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2010s American Outsider Art Drawings

Materials

Paper

Religious Revival Tent in St Louis with Souls Rising Up to Jesus
By George K. French
Located in New York, NY
Remarkable painting picturing the skyline of St Louis with a religious revival tent set up in foreground. Jesus is depicted in the sky above surrounded by disciples. From all corne...
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Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Paintings

Materials

Canvas

Cast Iron Art Nouveau Stove Door Piece on Base
Located in New York, NY
Graphic stove vent door with elaborate scroll work designs in relief. Making a face. Mounted over metal base.
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Mounted Objects

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Iron

Carved Sandstone Stool with Frog and Snakes
Located in New York, NY
Unusual carved sandstone sculpture in the form of a stool with snakes and frog. Unknown artist found in Philadelphia. Earth colored stone with textured surface. Looks good as a sta...
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Late 20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

Forged Iron Pump Handle by a Pennsylvania Blacksmith
Located in New York, NY
Pennsylvania forged iron pump handle with geometric end knob. The artistry of the blacksmith is apparent in this utilitarian sculptural piece used to draw the water up possibly on a ...
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Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Primitives

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Iron

Terry Turrell Assemblage Sculpture
By Terry Turrell
Located in New York, NY
Terry Turrell is known for his paintings and sculpture made often using found materials incorporating figures and animals. In this piece the wheel is a repeated element relating to t...
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Early 2000s American Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Metal, Wire

Untitled Blue Jeans Obsessively Stitched by Robert Adale Davis as Textile Art
By Robert Adale Davis
Located in New York, NY
Robert Adale Davis's has created works of textile art from used clothes that he obsessively stitches in free-form patterns with white and black threads. What began as making unique c...
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2010s American Outsider Art Outsider and Self Taught Art

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String, Fabric

Lewis Smith Drawing of Two Women Athletes or Dancers
By Lewis Smith
Located in New York, NY
Lewis Smith 1907-1998 was a self-taught artist from Ohio known for his depictions of women wrestlers, athletes and dancers. He had a lifetime railroad pass and travelled the mid-west...
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Late 20th Century American Outsider Art Outsider and Self Taught Art

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Paper, Crayon

Odd Fellows Lodge Sign with Eye
Located in New York, NY
Fraternal lodge sign of the International order of odd fellows with the three linked rings and the all seeing eye. The sign was from a lodge in Troy, Iowa and is weathered to a silve...
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Antique 1870s American Folk Art Signs

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Wood

Obsessive Drawing by Loic Lucas
By Loic Lucas
Located in New York, NY
French self-taught artist creates incredibly intricate pictures with ink on paper. Just when you thought it could not be more labyrinthine in connected lines you discover a finer set...
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2010s French Outsider Art Outsider and Self Taught Art

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Paper

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