Naive and Outside

This category includes artworks by artists who create work either in styles traditionally called Naive, Folk and Primitive art, or the style traditionally called Outsider Art. Artworks of these types are generally produced by untrained artists lacking conventional expertise in representational skills. However, trained artists with expertise in representational skills who want their work to have the spirit of Naive art, consciously and skillfully create their artistic expresion in this style. Colors are characteristically bright and non-naturalistic, perspective is non-scientific, and the vision is simplistic-sometimes described as childlike.

The terms Naive and Primitive are used interchangeably, however such descriptions can often be unclear and confusing. Artwork by successful artists who have worked intentionally to effect a naive style, such as Klee or Picasso, is not to be confused with the spontaneous quality of the true naive style, neither should it be confused with genuine children's drawings.

The freshness and directness of vision, of naive and primitive style art, appeals to many collectors, and some naive painters have made fine reputations for themselves. Henri Rousseau was the first naive painter to win serious critical recognition, and is regarded as a great master. There are a number of artists in France and Britain who have earned noteworthy reputations. Grandma Moses is one of many well known American naive artists.

Art defined by critics as "outside the classifications" referencing artworks created by artists who themselves are physically and/or emotionally "outside" of the mainstream of society, such as inmates in mental health facilities is collectively referred to as Outsider Art. This art has its own following of collectors. It is critically accepted and studied by art scholars and museum curators.

Major world group exhibitions beginning in the 1920's and 1930's in Europe, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York's notable 1938 show, 'Masters of Popular Painting: Modern Primitives of Europe and America', helped to develop public taste for Naive and Outsider Art. The New York Museum of American Folk Art is a museum fully dedicated to collecting and exhibiting the spontaneous, powerful and eloquent expressive voices of these self taught artists.

As art lovers and collectors acquire Naive and Outsider artworks and ask to know more, curators bring new shows and art awareness to arts communities. In 1998-1999 a large and diverse exhibit called "Self Taught Artists of the 20th Century: An American Anthology" toured five major American venues: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Pennsylvania; High Museum, Atlanta Georgia; Amon Carter Museum, and The Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Forth Worth, Texas; Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York; Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; and the Museum of American Folk Art, New York.

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Amager196

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Christine Amarger. El Paris, France. 5/96. Etching. The paper size is 22" x 30". The etching was acquired in 1983. The etching is signed and numbered in pencil. Color and detail are excellent, vibrant and subtle. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

$750.

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Amarger197

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Christine Amarger. Jerusalem Post, Israel. H/C. Etching. The paper size is 30" x 22". The etching was acquired in 1983. The etching is signed and numbered in pencil. Color and detail are excellent, vibrant and subtle. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

$750.

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Christine Amarger. Los Angles Times, USA. H/C. Etching. The paper size is 20" x 22". The etching was acquired in 1983. Color and detail are excellent, vibrant and subtle. The etching is signed and numbered in pencil The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

$750.

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Christine Amarger. New York Post, USA. H/C. Etching. The paper size is 22" x 30". The etching was acquired in 1983. It is signed and numbered in pencil. Color and detail are excellent, vibrant and subtle. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up


$750.

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Christine Amarger. Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan. H/C. Etching. The paper size is 22" x 30". The etching was acquired in 1983. The etching is signed and numbered in pencil. Color and detail are excellent, vibrant and subtle. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up


$750.

See Kimura: International Representation through Great Cities of the World.

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CH 243

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Liu Jin-feng. Grazing Horses. Painted after brick tomb painting from a collection from ancient tombs of the period 618-960 AD, between the Han and Tang dynasties. The paper size is 12 " x 20 ". The watercolor was acquired in 1981. This original watercolor, painted by a female artist and authenticated by the artist's red seal is mounted with a silk brocade border. This painting is a perfect pair to Musicians, discussed directly below. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

About Ancient Tomb Brick Paintings

China's ancient mural painting is noted for its long history, rich content and unique style. It is a crystallization of the wisdom and devotion of Chinese painters through the ages. Six tombs of the Wei and Chin periods (ca. AD 220-316) located in the Gobi Desert and excavated in 1972-73 uncovered a collection of brilliantly colored paintings in the interior brick walls. These paintings are unsurpassed by any other known tomb wall paintings, in both quantity and the richness of their content. These and those above which are representations from Hang - Tang periods (ca. 618-960), present an intimate glimpse of life in China during ancient time.

The paintings are lively, based upon careful observation, and reveal details of dress, habit and personalities. The brush strokes, free and bold - splashes of color - mainly ochre and reds, express warmth and movement. This style is simple and unpretentious and communicates the full, rich flavor of ancient China. The discovery of these extremely rare paintings gives important information to Chinese historians and is a thrilling source of visual pleasure for collectors.

$250.

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CH 244

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Bao. Musicians with Pee Pah and Flute. Painted after brick tomb painting from a collection from ancient tombs of the period 618-960 AD, between the Han and Tang dynasties. The paper size is 12 " x 20 ". The watercolor was acquired in 1981. This original watercolor, painted by a male artist and authenticated by the artist's red seal is mounted with a silk brocade border. This painting is a perfect pair to Grazing Horses, discussed directly above. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up | Closer

About Ancient Tomb Brick Paintings

China's ancient mural painting is noted for its long history, rich content and unique style. It is a crystallization of the wisdom and devotion of Chinese painters through the ages. Six tombs of the Wei and Chin periods (ca. AD 220-316) located in the Gobi Desert and excavated in 1972-73 uncovered a collection of brilliantly colored paintings in the interior brick walls. These paintings are unsurpassed by any other known tomb wall paintings, in both quantity and the richness of their content. These and those above which are representations from Hang - Tang periods (ca.618-960), present an intimate glimpse of life in China during ancient time.

The paintings are lively, based upon careful observation, and reveal details of dress, habit and personalities. The brush strokes, free and bold - splashes of color - mainly ochre and reds, express warmth and movement. This style is simple and unpretentious and communicates the full, rich flavor of ancient China. The discovery of these extremely rare paintings gives important information to Chinese historians and is a thrilling source of visual pleasure for collectors.

$250.

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CH2

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Zhejiang printmaker, after a painting by Bai Xu-hao. Cultivating Medicinal Herbs. Limited Edition Woodblock Print from Huhsien Country. The paper size is 20" x 27". This original 1983 woodblock print is authenticated on the verso (back of the paper) with script and the name of the artist. The art was acquired in 1983. This woodblock print was made by an art scholar replicating the imagery and style of Bai Xu-hao of Hu County, in China's Shensi Province. This art is that of the peasant painters of Husien Country who in 1958 first showed pictures, such as these. Bright color and bold design are the trademark of this art. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

About Woodblock Prints from Hushsien Country:

In 1958, untrained farmers began to paint in China with no sense of obligation to the aristocratic art of China's past. They made pictures of their daily lives, with bright color and bold design. Their efforts were received enthusiastically when more than 2,1000,000. people saw the first major exhibition of the work in Peking in 1973, and again in France at the 1974 Paris Biennial.

The public applauded the new, daring and unofficial style of the paintings. Subsequently exhibitions were held at museums in London, Stockholm, and Toronto. Later they were shown more widely in venues in Europe, United States, and Australia. Some of these pieces are propagandistic, predictable examples of the Socialist Realist school of art. May are fanciful abstractions of nature's bounty, their intense colors reminiscent of the Fauves. Most of the art deals with one subject - work. The woodblock painting displayed above is one of the first made from the Husien paintings. The vitality and power of the Husien painting carries beautifully in translation from painting to woodblock medium. The trademark flat color and design of the paintings is perfectly suited to this medium. Contact us to see this artwork.

$350.

See LeBaDang: Vietnam artist.

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Ann T. Cooper. 18/150. Sleeping Sheep Sunning. Serigraph. The paper size is 30" x 30". The serigraph was acquired in 1979. The serigraph is signed and numbered in pencil. Sleeping Sheep Sunning is a particularly delightful example of Cooper's work, at the height of her career. In it fleecy sheep are sunning on the steepness of a mountainside by the sea, with waves of fleece warmed by the golden rays of sunlight. Colors are bright and vibrant. This piece is a perfect companion to the artwork discussed below; Parakeets, Cooper238. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in excellent condition. Close-Up

$350.

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Cooper283

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Ann T. Cooper. 195/200. Parakeets. Serigraph. The paper size is 30" x 24". The serigraph was acquired in 1979. The serigraph is signed and numbered in pencil. Parakeets is a classic delightful example of Cooper's work, at the height of her career. In it five love birds and seven beautiful butterflies dance across a page filled with wonderful daisies, tree leaves, and branches, in the midst of a marvelous red forest. Colors are bright and vibrant. This piece is a perfect companion to the artwork shown directly above; Sleeping Sheep Sunning, Cooper 284. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in excellent condition. Close-Up

$350.

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Amram Egbi: Noha and The Ark. Limited Edition Hand Colored Etching with Embossed Seal. 181/200. The paper size is 32"x42". The image size is 29"x38". The etching has had one owner, an American collector, who purchased the art from the artist in the early 1990's. The etching is signed and numbered in pencil, by the artist. The condition is excellent. The work is framed. Close-Up

$1,600.

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Chaim Gross, Chaim Gross: Image One, Members Edition. 24/200. The paper size is 20 7/8" x 17" (53.35 cm x 43.34cm), with full margins. The lithograph is one in the complete folio of nine images and the suite has had only one original owner, an American Collector, who purchased the folio in 1981 directly from The Judaic Heritage Society, New York. The work is signed and numbered in pencil, by the artist. The work represents the best of Chaim Gross's art and master printmaking. The works in the suite are available with frames, without additional charges.Close-Up.

The Framed Set $2,000.

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Karla Gudeon. Karla Gudeon, Happy Are Those Who Dwell In Your House. Watercolor/Engraving. 18" x 24" image. Dimensions Framed is 22" x 28". Close-Up

$2,200.

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Karla Gudeon. A Woman of Valor. Watercolor/Engraving. 05" x 07" image. Dimensions Framed is 13" x 15". Close-Up

$395.

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Karla Gudeon. Karla Gudeon, In Safe Hands. Watercolor/Engraving. 06 " x 06" image. Dimensions Framed is 12" x 21". Close-Up

$445.

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Quentin King. The Changing Room. 75/225. Serigraph. The paper size is 22" x 30". The serigraph was acquired in 1986. The serigraph is signed and numbered in pencil. The surface of this work is handsome. Color is subtle and strong and contributes, because of it's suburb quality, to the quiet and mystical spirit of the composition. Close-Up

$600.

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Schmitt. The Jazz Singer. Ceramic Sculpture. 20" High. Close-Up

$1,350.

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Schmitt. Mother and Child. Ceramic Sculpture. 27" High. Close-Up

$1,790.

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Youngquist2a....

Betsey Youngquist. Betsy Youngquist, USA. View One of 'Thump'. Bead Sculpture 15" x 08" x 06"Close-Up

$7,500.

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Youngquist1a

Betsey Youngquist. Betsy Youngquist, Full Image of 'Otto'. Bead Sculpture 11" x 07"x 17"Close-Up

$11,400.

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Youngquist1b

Betsey Youngquist. Betsy Youngquist, USA. Underside of 'Otto'. Bead Sculpture 11" x 07"x 17"Close-Up | Closer.

$11,400.






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