International Folk Art Gallery
International Folk Art
Modern Primitives, the seminal text by Oto Bihalji-Merin with its concentration upon glass-verso paintings by Ivan Generalic helped to catapult the field into public awareness.
The Richard M. Edson Collection, although smaller, has been International from the start beginning with Haitian, Brazilian, and art from Ecuador. Taking cues from Haitian collector Seldan Rodman, Mr. Edson later expanded his collection to include works South Africa, Morocco, and from and Poland under the tutelage of Hans-Joachim Schauss.
Most provential U.S. collections lack International folk art and the global folk art aesthetic remains relatively untouched.