Tag archive for Artists – H

Melrose Plantation — home to outsider artist Clementine Hunter

Along the Cane River, south of Natchitoches, LA, sits the Melrose Plantation, home of folk art legend, Clementine Hunter. But it’s history is extends far beyond the boundaries of art.

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Hartman Rock Garden

Hartman Historical Rock Garden 1905 Russell Avenue at McCain Springfield, OH http://www.hartmanrockgarden.org Environment with rocks Recently restored by the Kohler Foundation, the Hartman Rock Garden is one of the most intriguing and revered works of in situ folk art, an outsider art phenomena where self-taught…

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In Washington DC, a throne…

The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millenium General Assembly – James Hampton 1909-1964 Washington, DC Folk Art Environment “Where there is no vision, the people perish”  — Proverbs 29:18 (King James Version) posted on the wall of Hampton’s garage A government worker named…

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Yard Show – Robert Howell

Yard Show – Robert Howell 1934 — 2004 Midlothian, Powhatan County, VA Whirligig environment Gone “After you buy it, you can call it whatever you want.” Robert Howell has fashioned a unique personal environment based on whirligigs of all shapes and sizes.  He builds them…

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From sandstone tombstones to internationally-acclaimed artist — Lonnie Holley

Lonnie Holley February 10, 1950 – Harpersville, AL Folk art environment, sculptures, and paintings When he created sandstone tombstones for his sister’s children after they died in a house fire, Lonnie Holley found an outlet for his profound grief.  Soon he began to build an…

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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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The "Junk King" – Vince Hannemann

Cathedral of Junk – Vince Hannemann 4422 Lareina Drive Austin, TX (512) 299-7413 Sculpture environment By appointment only At one point in the 1990s, Vince Hanneman was in charge of the city’s recycling program. And it worked out really well, because he could bring home…

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THE 20th century folk artist – Howard Finster, man of vision

Reverend Howard Finster – Paradise Gardens 1916 — 2001 Summerville, GA Environment In disrepair “Well, as far as I’m concerned, I’m not here to live a normal life.  I’m sent here on a mission… I came here as a man of visions.” — Howard Finster,…

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Kenny Hill's Garden of Salvation in the bayous of Louisiana

Garden of Salvation – Kenny Hill 5337 Bayouside Drive Chauvin, LA 985-594-2546 Concrete environment Restored/preserved  –  Open to the public Other than the fact that Kenny Hill was a bricklayer, little is known about his life. One day in 1990, on a rented piece of…

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