Vernacular Art – Archive

 

 

  • TKF_Titantic-3
    Titanic
    c. 1913, tin
  • Shoe-Shine-Tip-Sculpture
    Shoe Shine Tip Sculpture
    c.1930-40, wood, tin, original enamel
    paint, 17.5 x 6 x 5 in
  • Standing-Nude
    Standing Nude, Red Base, c.1928-32
    US, wood w/enamel paint
    33 x 9.5 x 10.5 in
  • Traylor-Brown-Figures-Chasing-Bird
    Bill Traylor, Brown Figures Chasing
    Bird Up a Construction
    , c.1939-1942
    poster paint & pencil on cardboard, 14 x 12 in
  • Bill Traylor, Man on House
    Bill Traylor, House with Figures and Dog
    c.1939-1942, poster paint and pencil on
    cardboard, 22 x 14 in
  • Traylor-Dog-Fight-With-Writing
    Bill Traylor, Dog Fight with Writing
    c.1939-1942, poster paint and pencil
    on cardboard, 21 x 22 in
  • Bill-Traylor-Yellow-Goat
    Bill Traylor, Yellow Goat
    c. 1939-42, tempera on cardboard
    12.5 x 14 in
  • Upholsterer-Display-Sign
    Upholsterer's Display Sign, c.1925-1935
    pressed metal and wire, framed
    37 x 33 x 3 in
  • fruit-stand
    Roadside Fruit Stand Sign
    c.1948-1952, oil on board
    24 x 36 in
  • Wolflli-Picture-Puzzle
    Adolf Wolfli (1864_1930), Picture Puzzle:
    Where is the Little Bernese Woman?
    , c.1917
    pencil & colored pencil on paper, 10.5 x 8.625 in
  • Doyle E Holmes
    Sam Doyle (1906-1985)
    E. Holmes, c.1978-81, enamel on
    sheet tin, 56 x 36 in
  • Clown-Trade-Sign
    Clown Trade Sign, 1930s
    Fairy Land Amusement Park, ILL
    enamel on metal, 47.5 in. in diameter
  • Baby-Snookums-Target
    Baby Snookums Target, c.1919-20
    US, cast iron w/ white paint
    20 x 12 x 3.5 in
  • Carpet-Sign
    Carpet Sign, Ithaca Sign Co., c. first quarter 20th century, US, screened enamel paint on tin, 72.5 x 49 in
  • Bicycle-Trade-Sign
    Bicycle Trade Sign, anonymous
    c.1925-32; Indianapolis, IN; wood with
    silver paint, 33 x 96 x 3 in
  • Exorcism-Tableau
    Exorcism Tableau, Anonymous
    c.1880-1900, North to central Michigan
    wood and polychrome, 6 x 8 x 8.5 in
  • Early-Rotary-Sign
    Early Rotary Sign, c.1925-30
    New England, wood with polychrome
    46 x 25 in
  • Rocking-Horse
    Anonymous, Stylized Child's Rocking Horse
    c.1890, New England, wood and polychrome
    40 x 32 x 12 in
  • Tailor-Shop-Sign
    Tailor Shop's Sign, The Modern Tailor Shop
    c.1920-30, US, wood and tin with fiber
    cording and paint, 32 x 32 x 16 in
  • African-American-Gaming-Table
    African-American Gaming Table
    c.1910-20, US, oil on canvas
    mounted on wood, 32 x 51 in.
  • toaster
    Toaster, Anonymous
    c.1940-45, gouache on artist board
    12 x 15.5 in.
  • Portrait-of-Eve
    Portrait of Eve, Anonymous
    c.1940-45, oil on canvas
    48 x 31.5 in
  • William-Edmondson-Adam-and-Eve
    William Edmondson
    Adam and Eve and the Serpent, 1930-35
    carved limestone, 22.5 x 31 x 12 in
  • All-Seeing-Eye-Clock
    All Seeing Eye Clock, c. 1905
    Gilbert Clock Company
    29 x 21 x 3 in
  • African-American-Pieced-quilt
    African-American pieced quilt, c. 1930-40
    mixed fabrics, 62 x 82 in
    stretched on archival mount
  • House-Top-Variation-quilt
    House top variation quilt
    African-American, c. 1930-40, mixed fabrics
    62 x 48 in, stretched on archival mount
  • Strip-Quilt
    Strip quilt, African-American
    mixed fabrics, c. 1920-30
    80 x 60 in, stretched on archival mount
  • Log-Cabin-Quilt
    Log cabin variation pattern, African-American
    c. 1940-50, mixed fabrics, 80 x 60 in
    stretched on archival mount
  • Fat-Lady
    Anonymous, Fat Lady
    c. 1930-40, oil on canvas
    39 x 70 in
  • Howard-Finster
    Howard Finster
    History of the Plant Farm, c. 1982
    enamel on plywood, 46.5 x 55 in
  • Sanford-Darling-Lagoon
    Sanford Darling (1894-1973)
    Lagoon, c. 1960, latex
    on composition board, 49 x 49 in
  • Machine-Shop-Trade-Signs
    Group of Machine Shop Trade Signs
    anonymous; c. 1930-40; Philadelphia, PA
    cut and hand-formed oxidized copper
  • Drossos-Skyllas-Snow-Scene
    Drossos P. Skyllas, Untitled, (Snow Scene)
    c. 1950-60, oil on canvas
    32 x 24 in
  • American-Flag-Trade-Sign
    American Flag Trade Sign, anonymous
    c.1930-1940; US; painted tin, light bulbs,
    porcelain sockets, 35 x 83 x 3 in
  • Morton-Bartlett-Blonde-Girl
    Morton Bartlett, Standing Girl
    c.1950-60; Boston, MA; plaster w/ polychrome,
    fiber hair; 28 x 11 x 8 inches
  • Morton-Bartlett-Walking-Girl
    Morton Bartlett; Boston, MA; c.1950-1960 Walking Figure of a Girl; plaster w/ polychrome, fiber hair, fabric, 30 x 15 1/2 x 8 in
  • Karol Kozlowski
    Karol Kozlowski (1885–1969)
    Japans Thousand Island Mt. Huzi, c. 1960-5
    oil on canvas, 51 x 30 in
  • Prancing-Horse
    Prancing Horse
    Howard Company
    late 19th century
  • William Edmondson
    William Edmondson, Untitled, Abstract Angel
    c.1932-1940; Nashville, TN
    limestone, 39 x 23 x 12 in
  • Beloved-Pet
    Beloved Pet Painting, c.1973
    oil on panel
    4 x 6 feet
  • Red-Dress
    James Castle (1900-1977), Red Dress
    Construction, c.1955-65, paper w/mixed
    media collage, Idaho, 7 3/8 x 10 x 1 in
  • Child's Clothing Form
    Child’s Clothing Form, c.1920-1930
    anonymous, US, laminated wood
    with varnish, 16.5 x 9.5 x 4.25 in
  • Native-American-Bags
    Native American Parfleche Bags
    Plains Indian
    late 19th century
  • Uncle-Sam
    Shake Hands with Uncle Sam "Strength Tester"
    Howard Machine Manufacturing Co, c.1890,
    New England, cast iron, polychrome, 28 x 20 x 16 in
  • African-American-Bible-Stand
    African-American Bible/Music Stand
    early 20th C., south US, wood with
    varnish, 49 x 25 x 24 in
  • Phrenology-Head
    Phrenology Head, mid-19th C.
    Maine, wood with pencil markings
    9.5 inches tall
  • Sheet-Iron-Banner-Weather-Vane
    Sheet Iron Banner Weather Vane
    c.1840-60; Whitehall, NY; sheet iron
    w/ black paint, gilding, 20 x 60 2/8 x 1 in
  • Armchair-Leroy-Person
    Armchair by Leroy Person
    c. 1979; wood, found parts, red paint
    38.5 x 26 x 20 in
  • William Edmondson
    William Edmondson, c.1932-1940
    Turtle; Nashville, TN
    limestone, 13 x 21 x 14 in
  • Dancing-Couple
    Dancing Couple, c.1870-90
    Pennsylvania, wood with
    polychrome, height of tallest 35.5 in
  • American-Flag-Trade-Sign
    American Flag Trade Sign, c. 1930-40 US; painted tin, light bulbs, porcelain sockets, 35 x 83 x 3 in
  • Baby-with-Ball-Sign
    Baby with Ball Sign, mid- 20th C.
    Millbrook, NY; wood with
    polychrome, 15 x 27 in
  • Optometrist-Sign
    Optometrist Sign, 1922-25
    lithograph on tin
    42 x 60 in
  • Rooster-Weather-Vane
    Rooster Weather Vane, late 19th C.
    New England, wood with
    polychrome, 19 x 16 x 5.5 in
  • Charles-Dellschau-2
    Charles A.A. Dellschau
    Untitled (Aeronautical Notebook Page)
    1909, mixed media on paper, 19 x 17.5 in
  • Carnival-Gaming-Wheel
    Carnival Gaming Wheel, 1920-25
    1920-25, wood with polychrome
    24 inches in diameter
  • Parcheesi-Variation-3
    Parcheesi Variation, late 19th C.
    American, wood with polychrome
    20 x 20 in
  • Nancy-Wilson
    Untitled (Nancy Wilson) by Elijah Pierce
    1970-72; carved, polychromed wood
    with glitter, 16 x 17.75 in
  • Game-Board-Game-Busters
    Game Board “Gang Busters,” late 19th
    early 20th C., American, wood with
    polychrome, 24 x 15 in
  • Campbell-Soup-Sign
    Campbell Soup Sign, first quarter
    of 20th C., lithograph on sheet steel
    24 x 38 in
  • Mariner-Shop-Figure
    Mariner Shop Figure, anonymous
    c.1840-1850, Eastern Long Island, NY
    pine w/ polychrome, 36.5 x 20 x 7.5 in
  • Stanley-Papio
    Bust of a Woman by Stanley Papio
    c.1959, welded assemblage of chromed-steel
    automobile bumpers, 25 inches tall
  • Parcheesi-Variation
    Parcheesi Variation, late 19th C.
    American, wood with polychrome
    18 x18 in
  • Eugene-Von-Bruecnchenhein
    Eugene Von Bruecnchenhein, Portrait of
    the Artist’s Wife, c.1945-51, toned vintage
    gelatin silver print, 10 x 8 in
  • Hanging-Sun-Face-Trade-Sign
    Hanging Sun Face Trade Sign
    early 19th century, cast iron with
    polychrome, 16 inches in diameter
  • Parcheesi-Variation-2
    Parcheesi Variation, 1920-30
    American, wood with polychrome
    16 x 16 in
  • Gratuity-Box
    Gratuity Box, c. 1920-25
    Baltimore, Maryland; wood w/ varnish, polychrome, metal, glass; 29 x 10.75 x 8.5 in
  • Carnival-Penny-Pitch-Game-Board
    Carnival Penny Pitch Game Board
    1930-40, American, painted canvas
    over wood, 48 x 48 in
  • Clown-Shooting-Gallery-Target
    Clown Shooting Gallery Target, William F.
    Mangels Company; c. early 20th C; Brooklyn, NY
    cast iron w/ polychrome, 20 x 15 x 2 in
  • Clown Shooting Gallery Target
    Clown Shooting Gallery Target
    J. T. Dickman, c.1911, Los Angeles
    cast iron, 20 x 15 x 2 in
  • Stitched-Rug
    New England Stitched Rug
    late 19th century
    32 x 56 in
  • parcheesi-variation-4
    Parcheesi Variation, c.1945-52
    inlay synthetic on wood panel
    30.5 x 20 in
  • Batgammon-Game-Board
    Batgammon Game Board, 1st quarter
    of 20th C., black and white paint on
    board, 33 x 15 in
  • Display-Mannequin
    Display Mannequin, c.1940
    midwest; wood with polychrome
    life-sized
  • Horse-with-a-Fringe-Mane
    Horse with a Fringe Mane
    c.1870-80; US; stained maple, silk fringe,
    leather, metal shoes, 19 x 20 x 5.5 in
  • T-Sigler
    T. Sigler, Side Show Banners
    c.1944-47; Tampa, FL
    paint on canvas, 45 x 42.5 in ea
  • Drossos-Skyllas
    Drossos Skyllas, Wisconsin Cave
    1950, oil on canvas
    24 x 30 in
  • Artist-Unknown
    Artist Unknown (American)
    The Arc of the Holy Convenant
    late 19th C., 42 x 25 in
  • Two-Ton-Tessie
    Two Ton Tessie, c.1925-30
    paint on canvas
    71 x 60 inches
  • Red Dog, Bill Traylor
    Bill Traylor, Red Dog,1939-42
    poster paint and graphite on cardboard
    11.5 x 9.5 in
  • Woodbridge-Figures
    Woodbridge Figures, c.1920-40
    Woodbridge, New Jersey; wood with
    polychrome, heights vary from 4.5 to 7.75 in
  • Amusement-Park-Horse-Head
    Amusement Park Horse Head
    New England, wood with polychrome
    and medal bridal, 24 x 18 in
  • Variation on Parcheesi
    Variation on Parcheesi, 1870-80
    polychrome on wood panel
    27 x 27 in
  • Preacher
    Preacher, c.1860
    Richmond, Virginia; walnut with
    polychrome, 8 x 6 x 5 in
  • Holy Family
    Holy Family, c.1870-90
    Baltimore; poplar, pine, maple, varnish
    33 x 28 x 19 inches
  • fraternal-lodge-floor-cloth
    Fraternal Lodge Floor Cloth
    late 19th, early 20th C.
    oil, enamel on canvas, 80 x 48 in
  • Charles Dellschau
    Charles A.A. Dellschau, 1909
    Untitled (Aeronautical drawing)
    mixed media on paper, 16 x 23 in
  • Running-Horse-Weathervane
    Running Horse Weathervane, c.1880-90
    pine, traces of paint, heavily weathered
    9 x 30 inches
  • Carnival-Head-of-Goliath
    Carnival Head of Goliath, late 19th C.
    midwestern US, wood with polychrome,
    fiber hair, inset stone; 11 x 8 x 6.5 in
  • Untitled-Trade-Diner-Sign
    Untitled (Trade Diner Sign), c.1940-50
    enamel on plywood
    36 x 30 inches
  • heart-and-tulip-weathervane
    Heart and Tulip Weathervane, mid to late
    19th C , Pennsylvania, forged iron with
    gilding and polychrome, 24 x 91 x .75 in
  • Carnival-Penny-Pitch-Board-3
    Carnival Penny Pitch Board, 1935-40
    paint and collage on wood panel
    36 x 36 inches
  • Diabolus-Panel-3
    Diabolus Panel, early 20th C.
    New Orleans, pine with cypress back,
    polychrome , 18 x 48 x 2.5 in
  • Gameboard-3
    Game board, late 19th-early 20th C.
    American, polychrome on wood panel
    27 x 17 inches
  • Bust-of-a-Woman
    Bust of a Woman, c.1850
    New England; pine, traces of paint
    15 x 12 x 4 in
  • Running-Hound-Weathervane
    Running Hound Weathervane, late 19th,
    early 20th C., Maine, wood with
    polychrome, 9 x 25 in
  • White-Baby-Trade-Figure-3
    White Baby Trade Figure, 1925-30
    midwestern US, wood with white paint
    22 5/8 x 31 x 4 inches
  • Tattoo-Trade-Stimulator-3
    Tattoo Trade Stimulator
    1935-1940
    68 inches high