By Jay Johnson
This illustrated consultant to American folks artists and their paintings spans a century of painters from Grandma Moses to Kathy Jakobsen and covers such media as sculpture, pottery, and fabric creations.
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You must have the right ingredients and know how to mix them. Colors are like men and women. Some mix and some don't. " 35 Emile Branchard Trees and Rocks not dated Oil on canvas; 20" x 28" Collection of Richard and Suzanne Barancik Photo by David R. Williams — David Butler The octogenarian Louisiana, Louisiana. training. Mary in 1898, and now lives at Patterson, a few miles from Morgan Though his father was a carpenter, Butler received no art and constructionalist David Butler was born in Saint Moreover, he is Parish, City, little craft After his retirement from a variety of menial illiterate.
As the artist says, "I use pieces of his constructions. " This search for understanding has led Blocksma to study the relationships among the materials with itself in a which he constructs construction. Many a piece — "trying to let each material say voices taking turns or not" — and to express through work the conversations, cries for help, touches of humor and pathos that haunt him from his emergency-room days. For Blocksma, the constructions become a his form of exorcism of personal devils. Dewey Blocksma's work has been included in exhibitions at the Mulvane Art Center in Topeka, Kansas, and at the Silvermine Guild Center for the Arts, New Canaan, Connecticut, where it was part of the Folk, Fantasy Expressionism exhibition.
As writer, but early Aulisio established himself as a painter after being greatly encouraged by the acceptance of his work at a local museum. " Aulisio's work is primarily oils on canvas and is highlighted by deeply sensitive portraits in which the character of the model is carefully developed. There is great attention to detail and a skillful use of balanced colors. The paintings of Joseph Aulisio are in various public and private collections, including that of the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City and the Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania.
American Folk Art of the Twentieth Century by Jay Johnson