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B.F. Perkins – “All my works have a message”

Hartline Assembly of God Church – Benjamin Franklin “B. F.” Perkins February 6, 1904 — January 12,1993 Bankston, AL Folk art environment and painter Built: 1969-1993 Benjamin Franklin Perkins once was a marine who guarded President Coolidge, and later he was a well-known traveling evangelist…

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Easter Island on the Hudson

Ted Ludwiczak 1926 — Haverstraw, NY Sculpture (stone) Private property  –  Visible from the street Right there on the banks of the Hudson, where the river is at its widest, Ted Ludwiczak makes his heads. They’re like friends to him, he says. Ted worked for…

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Devil Fishing — Leroy Almon

Leroy Almon, Sr 1938-1997 Tallapoosa, GA Relief carvings and paintings I first saw “Devil Fishing” at the House of Blues in New Orleans, when they first opened. I loved it so much that I did the best I could do to bring it home ……

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A welded wonderland in Arkansas — Finton Shaw

Finton Shaw October 26, 1946 — May 20, 2012 Conway, AR Welded sculptures Finton Shaw was born in England, Arkansas on October 26, 1946. At a very early age he began showing an interest in drawing and sculpture. He remembers making figures from the mud…

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Annie Tolliver carries on the family tradition

Annie Mural Tolliver March 20,1950 — Montgomery, AL Painting (oil or water-based) Annie Tolliver was born on March 20, 1950 in Montgomery, Alabama. Annie is the daughter of the preeminent folk artist, Mose Tolliver and Willie Mae Tolliver. She watched her father draw and paint…

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Trabajo rustico masterpiece in Arkansas was featured in Gone with the Wind

Old Mill Park – Dionicio Rodriguez c. 1891-1955 North Little Rock, AR Trabajo rustico The Old Mill in the five-acre T. R. Pugh Memorial Park in North Little Rock (Pulaski County) contains the work of noted Mexican sculptor Dionicio Rodriguez, who perfected the folk art…

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All that we love deeply becomes a part of us — Cleveland “Flowerman” Turner

Cleveland “Flowerman” Turner May 23, 1943 — December 1, 2013 Houston, TX Folk Art Environment Built: 2003-present A green oasis beckons amid rows of ramshackle houses in the Third Ward, near the University of Houston campus. Cleveland Turner’s gaily painted house peeps out from beneath…

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Always God, Always Coca Cola — Missionary Mary Proctor

“Missionary” Mary Proctor June 11, 1960 — Tallahassee, FL Paintings, sculptures and environment Already suffering from health problems, Mary Proctor’s depression became more pronounced after losing her beloved grandmother, aunt, and uncle in a tragic house fire. She was running an odds-and-ends store in rural…

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The Shoe Lady — L.V. Hull

Viola “L.V.” Hull 1943-2008 Kosciusko, MS Yard art and mixed media L.V. is often referred to as “The Shoe Lady” because of her way with footwear. But shoes, it turns out, are just the tip of the iceberg. Every square inch was put to use….

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Saints and sinners — Theresa Disney

Theresa Disney 1965 — St. Louis, MO Sculptures and paintings Private (artist) Theresa Disney loves to tell a story through her art, and she always finding new stories to tell. She is a self-described “home-baked” artist who works out of her kitchen. She is well-known…

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