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Twentieth-Century Folk Art

The Herbert Hempill Jr. Collection
May 04 – June 08, 1975

Jack Savitsky
Train in Coaltown, 1968
Acrylic on masonite
31 ?? x 48?
Anonymous | Eddie Arning | Atlantic Terra Cotta Works | Andre Badami | Reverend Maceptaw Bogan | Mary Borkowsky | Miles Carpenter | Peter Charley | Joe Clingan | Cochita Pueblo | Clark Coe | Ed David | J.F. Dixon | Minnie Evans | Albina Felski | John Orne Johnson Frost | Victor Joseph Gatto | Hopi Reservation | Charles W. (Uncle) Howe | J.C. Huntington | Gustav Klumpp | William A. Lo | George Lopez | Justin McCarthy | Peter Minchell | Sister Gertrude Morgan | Angela Palladino | Elijah Pierce | Lamont (Old Ironsides) Pry | R. B. S. | Martin Ramirez | Max Reyher | Jessie Dubose Rhoads | San Juan Pueblo | Jack Savitsky | Charles Schoenheider | Carrie O. Smith | Dana Smith | Clarence Stringfield | Edgar Tolson | P.M. Wentworth | Ben Yazzie | Joseph Yoakum | Malcah Zeldis
Herbert Hemphill's collection is the most important private gathering of American folk art in the United States today. From the more traditional collecting of the 1930s and 1940s, he has expanded the nature of his folk art collection to encompass advertising signs, whirligigs, ornamental ironwork, and bone, neon, and found object sculpture. This collection brings to the public an awareness of the merits of contemporary folk expression.

Mr. Hemphill was one of the founders of the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City. His guidance brought success to the Museum and contributed greatly to the recognition of folk art as a major form of American art.

This exhibiiton travelled to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and the Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.


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