American Primitive

Curator's Corner

Fantasy Christmas Present III

Monday, December 23, 2013 | Karl Cole

I love miniatures from early American art! I dearly want a miniature of myself hanging from my loved one’s keychain as a Christmas present! However, miniature artists are few and far betwee ...

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Curator's Corner

African American Pioneer Artist

Friday, February 13, 2009 | Karl Cole

I’m going to follow up my rant about American Primitive painting from last week’s blog with a tribute to another such painter. It is also my tribute to African American History month. Who ...

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Curator's Corner

American "Primitive"

Monday, February 9, 2009 | Karl Cole

Did you ever wonder about the stylistic term “American Primitive?” Well, I have. “Primitive” is usually a term used in Western art to describe an aesthetic that is not sophisti ...

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