The Intuit Museum embodies Chicago’s longstanding appreciation for self-taught and outsider art.
Eugen Gabritschevsky was born in Moscow, in December of 1893, into a bourgeois, cultured, and highly educated family.
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Christie’s specialists Cara Zimmerman and Becky MacGuire answer questions in an episode keyed to the auction house’s 2020 Americana Week
Martín Ramírez (1895–1963) was an itinerant Mexican laborer who, homeless in California in the 1930s and arrested for vagrancy, was diagnosed with schizophrenia and spent the rest of his life confined to state psychiatric institutions. Ramírez was also, by many lights, one of the more brilliant artists of the twentieth century.
The strange, protean artistry of Eugen Gabritschevsky.
Zinelli painted for up to eight hours a day, producing nearly nineteen-hundred works of art.
A man of many talents, Robert Hicks has a unique sense of what collecting can mean in the South.
Arthur Bispo do Rosário at the Colônia Juliano Moreira, photograph by Walter Firmo, 1985. Private collection; © Walter Firmo, image courtesy Livre Galeria. One sign of an important exhibition may be its ability to move us into unfamiliar territory. By that measure, as by others, the recent show at the American Folk Art Museum, When the Curtain Never Comes Down, …
from The Magazine ANTIQUES, July/August 2013. They met again on a Manhattan bus years after they first knew each other from the Chapin School, where their children were friends. Between them they have five daughters, the youngest then still in college. By 2010 Edward Vermont Blanchard Jr., a financier who serves as president of the American Folk Art Museum board, …