folk art

 

In this video, listen to sculptor Robert Laurent (1890–1970) tell his story of emigrating from Brittany, France to New York City in the early twentieth century. His home movies, featured…

Michelangelo, Van Gogh, and Picasso have been alluring subjects for filmmakers throughout the history of cinema. Artists of far lesser stature have also inspired filmmakers over the years. Some…

ATLANTA – This spring, the High Museum of Art will present “Way Out There: The Art of Southern Backroads,” an exhibition that celebrates the region’s self-taught artists and…

This spring, the High Museum of Art will present “Way Out There: The Art of Southern Backroads,” an exhibition that celebrates the region’s self-taught artists and offers a rare look at how their…

Last week Christie's and Sotheby's held their Americana Week auctions, featuring a range of folk art, fine furniture, decorative arts, and other treasures. Featured below are highlights of these…

The 19th-century Quaker artist Edward Hicks painted some of American folk art’s most cherished works.

In this film, Christie's Specialist Sallie Glover explains how, in a series of works…

A legacy of beauty, ingenuity, and craftsmanship in Skinner’s August Americana auctions

MARLBOROUGH, MA, Skinner’s tradition of notable Americana sales…

Self-taught artists—variously termed folk, primitive, visionary, naïve, outsider, and isolate—have played a significant role in the history of modernism, yet their contributions have been largely…