American Folk, Outsider and Self-Taught Art
(above: Bill Traylor, Man on White, Woman on Red / Man with Black Dog, double sided, 1939-1942, tempera and graphite on paper, 18 7/8 x 24 inches, Christie's. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)
This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "American Folk Art, American Outsider Art and American Self-Taught Art." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section.
After articles and essays from Resource Library are links to valuable online resources found outside our website. Links may be to museums' articles about exhibits, plus much more topical information based on our online searches. Following online resources may be information about offline resources including museums, DVDs, and paper-printed books, journals and articles.
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Articles and essays from Resource Library in chronological order:
Museums focusing on folk art:
American Folk Art Museum
American Visionary Art Museum is a museum dedicated to visionary artists
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
Kentucky Folk Art Center at Morehead State University houses a sizable collection of self-taught art
Orange Show Center or Visionary Art
Information from other websites
Online video and audio
TFAO extends appreciation to Daniel Alpaca Gold for suggesting information for this topic.
American Representational Art links to dozens of topics in American Representational Art
Audio Online a catalogue of online streaming audio recordings
Collections of Historic American Art notable private collections
Distinguished Artists a national registry of historic artists
Geographic Tour of American Representational Art History a catalogue of articles and essays that describe the evolution of American art from the inception of the United States to WWII.
Illustrated Audio Online streaming online narrated slide shows
Articles and Essays Online substantive texts published outside of Resource Library
Videos Online a comprehensive catalogue of online full motion videos streamed free to viewers
Videos an authoritative guide to videos in VHS and DVD format
Books general reference books published on paper
Interactive media media in CD-ROM format
Magazines paper-published magazines and journals
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