Rufus Hathaway
Rufus Hathaway (1770 - 1822) was an American physician and folk art painter. He lived in southern Massachusetts, where he painted numerous portraits between 1790 and 1795. He later studied medicine ...
Andrew Clemens
Andrew Clemens (c. January 29, 1857 - May 14, 1894) was a sand artist from Iowa in the United States. Clemens formed his pictures by compressing natural colored sands inside chemists jars to create hi...
Ammi Phillips
Ammi Phillips (April 24, 1788 – July 11, 1865) was an American itinerant portrait painter active in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York for five decades. After his death he was forgotten for deca...
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Sam Doyle
Sam Doyle (1906-1985) was a self-taught artist from Saint Helena Island, South Carolina. In his colorful paintings on sheet metal and wood, Doyle recorded the history and people of St. Helena’s Gullah...
Simon Sparrow
Simon Sparrow (1925-2000) was an American folk artist, a painter and mixed media artist who was born in West Africa and grew up in North Carolina on a Cherokee Reservation. He was a self-taught artist...
The Highwaymen (artists)
The Highwaymen, also referred to as the Florida Highwaymen, are a group of 26 African American landscape artists in Florida. Self-taught and self-mentoring, they created a body of work of over 200,00...
Charles Henry Granger
Charles Henry Granger (June 13, 1812 – September 8, 1893) born in Saco, Maine, a town just south of Portland where the Saco River meets the Atlantic. Granger was an itinerant painter who at various ti...
Károly Doncsecz
Károly Doncsecz (Slovene: Karel Dončec) was a Slovene potter in Hungary and in 1984 he received the award Master of folk art for his work. Doncsecz was born in Orfalu, (Vas country).He graduated f...
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Bhand
Bhānds (Devnagri: भांड, Urdu: بھانڈ, Gurmukhi: ਭੰਡ) are the traditional folk entertainers of India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal. In India and Nepal, the Bhand are now an endogamous Muslim community...
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William Jesse Ramey
William "Jesse" Ramey (January 28, 1891 – May 26, 1963) is considered a vintage Master Carver of Fish decoys. Occasionally you will see his work entitled to "Jess Ramey" however all that knew him cal...
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Ernie Mills (decoy maker)
Ernie Mills is a third generation Decoy maker, who was born in 1934 near Bangor, Pennsylvania. He makes Lower Chesapeake style decoys. Nationally recognized as a folk artist, his traditional working...
Lillian Colton
Lillian Colton (1911 – March 20, 2007) was a crop artist whose work, usually portraits of public figures made from agricultural products such as wild rice, hay and timothy seeds glued to cardboard, ha...
Alicia Dickerson Montemayor
Alicia Dickerson Montemayor (August 6, 1902 – May 13, 1989) was an American civil rights activist from Laredo, Texas, the first woman elected to a national office not specifically designated for a wo...
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Howard Finster
Howard Finster (December 2, 1916 – October 22, 2001) was an American artist and Baptist minister from Georgia. He claimed to be inspired by God to spread the gospel through the design of his swam...
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John William "Uncle Jack" Dey
John William "Uncle Jack" Dey (November 11, 1912 – October 10, 1978) was an American self-taught artist who lived and worked primarily in Virginia. Before he began painting, he worked as a trapper, fi...
Stanley Hicks
Stanley Hicks (1911–1989) was a nationally recognized American historic folk artist from Watauga County, North Carolina. Hicks was renowned for his musical instrument building - particularly ban...
Natalie D-Napoleon
Natalie D-Napoleon (born in Fremantle, Western Australia) is an Australian singer/songwriter and musician. Through fronting the Perth-based ensemble Flavour of the Month, she was a fore runner in the ...
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Marino Auriti
Marino Auriti (1891–1980) was an Italian-born American self-taught artist. An auto-mechanic by trade, Auriti is best known for his 1950s architectural model The Encyclopedic Palace of the World. Aurit...
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Rodney Hardee
Rodney Hardee is a folk artist who resides in Lakeland, FL. He is a working-class, self-taught, religiously inspired southern artist. He has been painting folk art since 1972 and has quite a unique st...
Mary Louise Defender Wilson
Marie Louise Defender Wilson (October 14, 1930), also known by her Dakotah name Wagmuhawin (Gourd Woman), is a storyteller, traditionalist, historian, scholar and educator of the Dakotah/Hidatsa peopl...
Mayer Kirshenblatt
Mayer Kirshenblatt (1916–2009) was born in Apt (Yiddish)/ Opatów (Polish) Poland. He left Poland in 1934 and settled in Toronto, Canada, where he ran a paint and wallpaper store for many years. In 200...
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