By Jay Johnson
This illustrated consultant 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 cloth creations.
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Bill Buckner W. " particular perception. I to the decorated with similar creations in tin and plas- Butler traces the outlines of his constructions Alligator Photo hy work down, and David Butler toys, each vagrant one another and blows, a graphic example of taking one's art to the viewer. artist's wind conception of the moment. birds, flowers, flags Butler's or workshop or a with a moving circus of are whirligigs, or Butler does not confine this activity to his yard. means of home not his is gallery but the small yard around his house.
I the The viewer is threatened by the gaping jaws and ragged teeth of the hydra; everything stands poised on the brink of the abyss. The impending doom and terror create a tension Miles Carpenter Frog 1978 Carved and painted wood; m 38 15" long Private collection Photo by Bill Buckner Miles Carpenter Woman and Greyhound 1971 Carved and painted wood; 19" x \9Vi" The Hall Collection of American Folk and Isolate Art uncharacteristic of most folk art that viewer. is immediately appealing to the sophisticated Works by Carpenter were included in the exhibit Transmitters: The Isolate Artist in America, organized by the Philadelphia College of Art in 1981, and have been shown at numerous galleries and museums, including the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg, Virginia.
He works at home, painting whenever he can. His paintings are in oils on canvas. Chute has won several awards for his paintings, including the Adolph Grant railway lore, Award at the New Rochelle, 1978. His works have been both in White Plains, 44 New New shown York. York, Art Association juried exhibition of at the Bridge Gallery and the Westlake Gallery, Bill Chute South Ferry & Brooklyn Bridge 1981 Oil on canvas; 20" x 24" Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Donovan Photo by Bill Buckner 45 Clark The Coe creative impulse that causes a folk artist to begin to work varies with the With some, it is the new freedom that comes with retirement; with or the hope of financial gain.