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Introduction to American Folk Art

Folk art, whether the product of outsider geniuses or traditional community artisans, has increasingly been collected, sold, and exhibited over the past 20 years. Gain an understanding of the creative expression of artists, sculptors, quilters, and others who have created a uniquely American art form. Review examples from the 17th century to the present day, examining the effects of regional, urban, and rural influences, and the evolution over time on American folk art and culture. Consider valuation and changes in the folk art market, and visit local collections and museums.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of American folk art styles
  • Familiarity with the market for folk art, as well as local collections in museums and galleries

Ideal for

  • Prospective and practicing appraisers
  • Arts professionals and enthusiasts
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