Self-Taught, Outsider and Folk Art

A Guide to American Artists, Locations and Resources, 3d ed.


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About the Book

Much has changed in the world of self-taught art since the millennium. Many of the recognized “masters” have died and new artists have emerged. Many galleries have closed but few new ones have opened, as artists and dealers increasingly sell through websites and social media. The growth and popularity of auction houses have altered the relationship between artists and collectors. In its third edition, this book provides updated information on artists, galleries, museums, auctions, organizations and publications for both experienced and aspiring collectors of self-taught, outsider and folk art. Gallery and museum entries are organized geographically and alphabetically by state and city.

About the Author(s)

Brooklyn College Professor Emerita Betty-Carol Sellen has written numerous books in the fields of librarianship and reference. She is on the Board of Directors for Art Enables (Washington, D.C.) and is a member of the National Advisory Board for the Folk Art Society of America. A recipient of the Folk Art Society Award of Distinction, she lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Bibliographic Details

Betty-Carol Sellen
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 320
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2016
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7585-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2304-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1
Galleries, Private Dealers and Artists Who Sell Their Own Work 3
Fairs and Festivals 41
Auctions 46
Museums, Libraries, Archives and Environments 49
Organizations 88
Selected Books and Exhibition Catalogs Since 2000 94
Other Publications 107
Artists 110
Bibliography 287
Index 289

Book Reviews & Awards

“easy to use, concise and extremely informative, this is an essential reference book for writers, collectors, museums, scholars, and all those who want more information about folk artists throughout the United States. Every library and every person interested in following American folk artists needs to have this book”—Folk Art Messenger; Reviews of the first edition: “important…well-researched…highly recommended”—Library Journal; “a rich resource…recommended”—ARBA; “lots of good information…highly recommended”—The Outsider; “user-friendly…absorbing…invaluable”—Raw Vision; “comprehensive…painstaking research…truly amazing”—Folk Art Messenger; “useful to both curious newcomers and serious collectors”—Ames News.