American Folk Art of the Twentieth Century by Jay Johnson

By Jay Johnson

This illustrated advisor 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 fabric creations.

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Dewey Blocksma's work has been included in exhibitions at the Mulvane Art Center in Topeka, Kansas, and at the Silvermine Guild Center for the Arts, New Canaan, Connecticut, where it was part of the Folk, Fantasy Expressionism exhibition. C. & 24 25 Dewey Douglas Blocksma Both Sides of the Brain 1982 Mixed media; 33" high Private collection Photo by Bill Buckner Peter "Charlie" Bochero Peter "Charlie" Bochero place among — famous those artists who as simply Peter Charlie — has an important cut themselves off from the world and, in lonely work from the public while creating fantastic universes that express their hopes and fears.

In his fifties, artist and life. As writer, but early Aulisio established himself as a painter after being greatly encouraged by the acceptance of his work at a local museum. " Aulisio's work is primarily oils on canvas and is highlighted by deeply sensitive portraits in which the character of the model is carefully developed. There is great attention to detail and a skillful use of balanced colors. The paintings of Joseph Aulisio are in various public and private collections, including that of the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City and the Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania.

They married in 1933 and lived most of their lives in northern Calisight unseen a plot of land near Yermo and fornia. In 1953, they bought ators, — — opened a rock shop. After a new road brought an influx of travelers, the Blacks began to create a miniature amusement park which they called Possum Trot. Among the attractions were wind-driven constructions, merry-go-rounds, a train, and several stagecoaches, but the heart of the exhibition was the Bird Cage Theater and its "fantasy doll show," a mixture of stage show and vaudeville act performed by some seventy carved and painted dolls.

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