Quote and Credit

Quote and Credit


Folk Art Carving Woman on Toilet

Well, here's something one doesn't see often, thankfullly. A whimsical folk art carving of a woman taking a break. Woman on Toilet wood carving, c. 1950. Collection Dull Tool Dim Bulb

Albert Freeman Pair of Folk Art Portraits c. 1940 Collection Jim Linderman Outsider Art

Albert Freeman is another artist we might not ever know much about. I believe his work was discovered by Robert Cargo, long time collector, dealer and advocate of southern 20th century American folk art. I was recently pleased to find he had donated significant portions of his collection (particularly a wonderful collection of African-American quilts) to the Birmingham Museum of Art. While not illustrated, they acquired a dozen or so Freeman works. I find several good examples of his work online. Most are portraits like the pair above, although a small painting of a lion is illustrated in the outsider art chapter of Wendy Lavitt's Animals in American Folk Art in 1990. All were done on scrap paper and found cardboard. Mr. Freeman was active from 1940 to 1950. Untltled (Man and Woman(pair of portraits) circa 1940. Collection Jim Linderman

Antique Folk Art Portrait Drawing of a Young Woman Anonymous

Antique Folk Art Portrait Drawing of a Young Woman. Cut out and affixed to cardboard. Anonymous. Early 19th Century Miniature.

Self Taught Primitive Painter Israel Litwak 1867 - 1952 Vase with Flowers collection Jim Linderman

Israel Litwak was born in Russia and immigrated to Brooklyn in 1903. After his long career as a cabinet maker, he began producing lively and unique drawings and paintings which he shared with the Brooklyn Museum. They gave him a one man show! He was included in the seminal book They Taught Themselves: American Primitive Painters of the 20th Century. See a similar work (without peeping gentlemen) in the Brooklyn Museum collection HERE ISRAEL LITWAK UNTITLED (VASE WITH FLOWERS) 17 X 20 1940. COLLECTION JIM LINDERMAN / DULL TOOL DIM BULB