By Jay Johnson
This illustrated consultant to American people artists and their paintings spans a century of painters from Grandma Moses to Kathy Jakobsen and covers such media as sculpture, pottery, and cloth creations.
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On from Consequently, it is not live far ships or seaport towns. Crane's interpretations of a ship portrait, such as The Titanic, or of a harbor scene, such as Dream Island, vary sharply from the usual rendering. Perspective is skewed that it is possible, for example, to view The Titanic from several from the side, looking down on the deck, at an angle, and so angles at one time forth. This multiplicity of perspectives and lack of a single light source are, of so wildly — course, characteristics of much primitive painting, but in few cases are they used so dramatically.
Carter works in acrylics on Masonite and takes as his subject matter scenes of activity: men working in the woods, trucks hauling out the enormous logs, all the hustle and bustle of a woodsman's life. He also paints quiet interiors: a woman preparing breakfast for her husband or children playing. Regardless of subject, Born in Turley, in 1928, Carter handles the paints to create textures reminiscent of the woods. Patches of bare ground, walls, floors, even a shirt remind one of the rough bark of a tree or the striated surface of a freshly cut pine log.
Williams — David Butler The octogenarian Louisiana, Louisiana. training. Mary in 1898, and now lives at Patterson, a few miles from Morgan Though his father was a carpenter, Butler received no art and constructionalist David Butler was born in Saint Moreover, he is Parish, City, little craft After his retirement from a variety of menial illiterate. he began to create remarkable sculptures and whirligigs from discarded that he cut, folded, and painted. jobs, tin Butler an environmentalist: in the purest sense, is, his art is designed to bits of fit into the space in which he lives and to relate to other similar pieces to create a concep- With tual whole.
American Folk Art of the Twentieth Century by Jay Johnson