Passionate Visions of the American South: Self-Taught Artists from 1940 to the Present

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PASSIONATE VISIONS OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH
Self-Taught Artists from 1940 to the Present

ALICE RAE YELEN

with essays by William Ferris Susan Larsen Jane Livingston Lowery Stokes Sims

This exhibition, its national tour, and catalogue are sponsored by The Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund

Additional generous support for the exhibition and catalogue was provided by The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.

New Orleans Museum of Art

Distributed by University Press of Mississippi

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • Foreword 6
  • Preface and Acknowledgments 7
  • Folk Art and the American South 11
  • Self-Taught Artists: Who They Are 17
  • The Art of the Self-Taught/ The Art of Our Time 21
  • Artists, Folk and Trained: An African-American Perspective 29
  • A View of Paradise from a Distant Shore 38
  • The Setting: the South 45
  • Materials and Environments 55
  • Color Plates and Commentary 61
  • Artists' Biographies 296
  • Checklist of the Exhibition 336
  • Selected Bibliography 345
  • Lenders to the Exhibition 348
  • Index 350
  • Photo Credits *
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