Uncommon women and the art of the common man

Editorial Staff Art, Furniture & Decorative Arts

Collecting can be as much a declaration of independence as it is a need for possession, particularly when the objects of desire are unorthodox and the pursuer is a sentient, intelligent woman. Appreciating something different, something odd, something not sanctified or certified by art history, almost inevitably leads to discovering an identity, asserting individuality, and transporting oneself into a new milieu, and it is why women played an early and indispensable role as collectors of American folk art….

To read the complete article, please see our September/October 2014 issue, page 132. Unpublished images can be seen in the slideshow below.