PORTRAIT OF A CHILD
THROUGH THE EYES OF AN AMERICAN FOLK ARTIST
Since 1961, the American Folk Art Museum has been shaping the understanding of art by the self-taught through its exhibitions, publications and educational programs….Its collection includes more than 7,000 art works dating from the 18th century to the present from compelling portraits to dazzling quilts to powerful works by living self-taught artists in a variety of medium.
American Folk Art Museum website
Folk artist Ammi Phillips (1788-1865) created some 500 portraits mainly in the northeastern part of the United States. He utilized the vibrant colors and two-dimensional forms often associated with this distinctly American style that can be viewed in the American Folk Art Museum in New York City as well as other museums throughout the country.
For another blog on folk art expressions, click:
The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.