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Sam Doyle

A biographical essay

by Gordon W. Bailey

Bailey, Gordon W. "Sam Doyle," in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Volume 23. eds. Crown, Carol and Cheryl Rivers. University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, 2013, 264–266.

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Yield to Total Elation

The Life and Art of A.G. Rizzoli

by New Day Films

Yield to Total Elation: The Life and Art of A.G. Rizzoli. New Day Films, 2000.

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Asa Ames

New Discoveries

by Stacy C. Hollander

From The Magazine Antiques (August 2009).

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Connecting Their Visions

Tracing the Lines between Martín Ramírez and Robert Walser

by Caille Millner

From https://lareviewofbooks.org, 2014.

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Winthrop Chandler

The First American Painter of American Landscapes

by Leslie and Peter Warwick

From http://www.antiquesandfineart.com, 2013.

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All Creatures

Felipe Archuleta and the Birth of a Genre

by Christine Mather

Mather, Christine. "All Creatures: Felipe Archuleta and the Birth of a Genre." El Palacio. Spring 2014, vol. 119, no. 1: 46-58.

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Slipper Patents

More than a dozen original designs

by Morris Hirshfield

Published in the Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office, Volume 296: March, 1922.

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Coney Island Carousel Carver

Including an interview with the artist's son, Barney Illions

by Sadie Sullivan

From the Brooklyn Historical Society Blog, November 5, 2009

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Felipe Archuleta

Photographs of the artist

by Davis Mather

From the Coyote Object File at the American Folk Art Museum archives.

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The Seduction of Light

Ammi Phillips | Mark Rothko Compositions in Pink, Green, and Red

by Stacy C. Hollander

From Folk Art 33 (Fall 2008)

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Dargerism

Contemporary Artists and Henry Darger

by Brooke Davis Anderson

Anderson, Brooke Davis. Dargerism: Contemporary Artists and Henry Darger. New York: The American Folk Art Museum, 2008.

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Edward Hicks

Painter of the Peaceable Kingdom

by Alice Ford

Ford, Alice. Edward Hicks: Painter of the Peaceable Kingdom. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1952.

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Dapper Dan

performed by Bob Howard and His Boys

Bob Howard and His Boys. Dapper Dan. Decca Records, 1958.

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Revolutions of the Night

The Enigma of Henry Darger

by Quale Films

Trailer for the most recent film on Henry Darger.

 

Revolutions of the Night: The Enigma of Henry Darger. Quale Films, 2012.

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Visionary Architectures

from The Alternative Guide to the Universe

by Valérie Rousseau

This essay originally appeared in the catalog for the 2013 show, "The Alternative Guide to the Universe," which is available through the Hayward Gallery's bookstore.

 

Rousseau, Valérie. "Visionary Architectures," in The Alternative Guide to the Universe, edited by Ralph Rugoff. London, UK: Hayward Publishing, 2013.

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Civil War sketchbook

Point Lookout, Maryland, 1864-1865

by John Jacob Ommenhausser

A digitized Ommenhausser sketchbook held by the Maryland Manuscripts Collection at the University of Maryland

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Portrait Of A Born Showman thumbnail Article

Portrait Of A Born Showman

Artist Peale Kept Grizzlies, Snakes As Pets

by Ron Avery

Article describing artist Charles Wilson Peale's ownership of bears—one possible source for the Pennsylvania artist who created Man Feeding a Bear an Ear of Corn.

 

Avery, Ron. "Portrait Of A Born Showman Artist Peale Kept Grizzlies, Snakes As Pets," Philadelphia Daily News, 1993.

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Kaleidoscope Quilts

The Art of Paula Nadelstern

by Stacy C. Hollander

Hollander, Stacy C. Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Art of Paula Nadelstern. New York: American Folk Art Museum, 2009.

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The Prodigal Son

A transcription

Read the narrative embedded in artist Ruby Devol Finch's The Prodigal Son.

 

From The Prodigal Son Object File, American Folk Art Museum archives.

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The Culture Show Episode

The Museum of Everything Exhibition #4.1

by BBC Two

An episode devoted to the Museum of Everything's  2011 Judith Scott exhibition, featuring an interview with the artist's sister.

 

From http://vimeo.com/45569615, 2013

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Writing in Unknown Tongues

Reading through the Water

by Judith McWillie

Footage of J.B. Murray speaking about his art and inspiration.

 

From http://www.folkstreams.net/film,219

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William Edmondson Exhibition Footage

A rare look inside the artist's 1937 show

Installation shots of the Museum of Modern Art's historic 1937 Edmondson exhibition do not exist, but filmmaker Jeffrey Wolf directed us to this short film of visitors inside the show as well as Edmondson's backyard workshop.

 

From britishpathe.com, June 2014

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A Brief History of the Revolution thumbnail Book

A Brief History of the Revolution

With a Sketch of the Life of Captain John Hewson

Published by Mrs. Sarah Alcott

A Brief History of the Revolution: With a Sketch of the Life of Captain John Hewson. Philadelphia: Mrs. Sarah Alcock, 1843.

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Hannah's Inscription

The verso and recto messages on Tree of Light

by Hannah Cohoon

From Tree of Light Object File, American Folk Art Museum archives.

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Hannah's Song

The Art and Music of Hannah Cohoon

by Amaranth Publishing

Web site featuring links to mp3's of arrangements for flute and guitar of a song composed by Cohoon.

 

From http://www.amaranthpublishing.com/hannah.html, 2009

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Lonnie Holley

Volkskrant session at Le Guess Who? Festival

by Gijsbert Kamer

A short film of a 2013 conversation with Holley recorded at the Le Guess Who? Music Festival in Utrecht.

 

From http://vimeo.com/80901020, December 3, 2013

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Carter-Jenckes Family Correspondence thumbnail Museum Archives

Carter-Jenckes Family Correspondence

This series of three nineteenth-century letters between descedents of the Carter family regard the fate of the Rebecca Carter Sampler.

 

From Rebecca Carter Sampler Object File, American Folk Art Museum archives.

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Painting A Hidden Life

The Art of Bill Traylor

by Mechal Sobel

Sobel, Mechal. Painting a Hidden Life: The Art of Bill Traylor. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2009.

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Rock of Liberty Sheet Music

by Henry Tolman and James G. Clark

The 1855 score for "Rock of Liberty," the song that appears on the "pages" of The Lectern Box.

 

From the Library of Congress's Music Division

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Face Value

George Washington and Portrait Prints

by Catherine E. Kelly

Kelly, Catherine E. “Face Value: George Washington and Portrait Prints.” Common-Place 7, no. 3 (April 2007).

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Let's Make a Record

Tracks from Morgan's 1970 Album

by Sister Gertrude Morgan

The following five tracks ("Let Us Make a Record," "I Got The New World In My View," "Power," "New Jersualem," and "God's World Will Never Pass Away") were performed by Sister Gertrude Morgan and recorded with tambourine live in her living room—which she called the Prayer Room—in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1970. These songs by Morgan are part of the album Let’s Make a Record, originally released by Preservation Hall Recordings and reissued by the record label Ropeadope in 2005.

 

Morgan, Sister Gertrude. Let’s Make a Record. Ropeadope, 2005.

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"Play Ball":

Stories of the Diamond Field and Other Historical Writings about the 19th Century Hall of Famer

by Michael J. Kelly

A 2006 re-edition of baseball player Mike "King" Kelly's historic 1888 autography.

 

Kelly, Michael J”. “Play Ball”: Stories from the Diamond Field and Other Historical Writings about the 19th Century Hall of Famer. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2006.

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Marker Dedication Ceremony Program

Held in Honor of Sister Gertrude Morgan

This program was created for the memorial held on what would have been Morgan's 97th birthday. At this ceremony, organized by the New Orleans Museum of Art and featuring music by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, friends and supporters of Morgan convened to dedicate a bronze plaque reading "Jesus Is My Airplane" on her previously unmarked grave.

 

From Sister Gertrude Morgan Artist File, American Folk Art Museum archives.

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Reuben Moulthrop

by Ralph W. Thomas

Catalog excerpt from the seminal 1956–57 Moulthrop exhibition at the Connecticut Historical Society. Courtesy The Connecticut Historical Society.

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Asa Ames

Occupation Sculpturing

by Stacy C. Hollander

Exhibition catalog for the 2008 exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum

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"Given by Inspiration"

Shaker Drawings and Manuscripts in the American Society for Psychical Research

by Gerard C. Wertkin

From Folk Art 20, no. 1 (Spring 1995)

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Simple Gifts

The Shakers

by Gerard C. Wertkin

Chapter entry from Stacy C. Hollander, American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams in association with American Folk Art Museum, 2001), 523.

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Joseph H. Davis

by Charlotte Emans Moore

Biographical entry from Stacy C. Hollander, American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams in association with American Folk Art Museum, 2001), 392.

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Pennsylvania German Pottery

by Jack L. Lindsey

Chapter entry from Stacy C. Hollander, American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams in association with American Folk Art Museum, 2001), 430–31.

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Two-Toned Finishes

American Grain-Painted Furniture, 1790–1880

by Cynthia V. A. Schaffner and Susan Klein

From Folk Art 23, no. 1 (Spring 1998)

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David Morton thumbnail Book

David Morton

A Biography

by Bishop Elijah Ebree Hoss

A biography of David Morton that includes information about his stepmother, Mrs. Marmaduke Beckwith Morton, for whom the Whig Rose with Swag Border Quilt was made by unidentified slaves.

 

Bishop Elijah Ebree Hoss. David Morton: A Biography. Nashville: Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Smith & Lamar, Agents, 1916

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Reuben Moulthrop

by Stacy C. Hollander

Biographical entry from Stacy C. Hollander, American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams in association with American Folk Art Museum, 2001), 375–76.

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Pick a Peck

Attributing a Painting

by David Krashes

From the Clarion 15, no. 3 (Summer 1990)

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Ammi Phillips

by Stacy C. Hollander

Biographical entry from Stacy C. Hollander, American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams in association with American Folk Art Museum, 2001), 399.

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A Metamorphosis

The Changing Nature of Fraktur Studies

by Joan Irving and Lisa Minardi

From antiquesandfineart.com, 2011

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Fraktur

by Frederick S. Weiser

Chapter entry from Stacy C. Hollander, American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams in association with American Folk Art Museum, 2001), 473.

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Samuel Addison Shute and Ruth Whittier Shute thumbnail Biography

Samuel Addison Shute and Ruth Whittier Shute

by Helen Kellogg and Steven Kellogg

Biographical entry from Stacy C. Hollander, American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams in association with American Folk Art Museum, 2001), 387–88.

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Johannes Spitler thumbnail Biography

Johannes Spitler

by Donald R. Walters

Biographical entry from Stacy C. Hollander, American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams in association with American Folk Art Museum, 2001), 469.

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Johann Christian Strenge thumbnail Biography

Johann Christian Strenge

by Frederick S. Weiser

Biographical entry from Stacy C. Hollander, American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams in association with American Folk Art Museum, 2001), 480.

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