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Research material concerning untrained artists, 1984-1986

Creator:
Nasisse, Andy S., 1946-
Subject:
Robertson, Royal
Doyle, Sam
Murry, J. B. (John B.)
Damonte, Emanuel
Zoetl, Joseph
Finster, Howard
Hall, Irene Gibson
Carpenter, Miles B. (Miles Burkholder),
Rolling Mountain Thunder
Tolliver, Mose
Thomas, Son
Hall, Dilmus
Prisbrey, Tressa
Dinsmoor, Samuel Perry
Harvey, Bessie
Bailey, E. M. (Eldren M.)
Ehn, John Henry
Forrester, Laura Pope
Rice, R.
Carroll, Tessie
Pugh, Dow
St. EOM
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.6 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Research material on untrained artists, including photographs, an interview with Mike Carpenter, a documentary about J. B. Murray, and a letter from Nasisse to Howard Finster.
Included are twenty-one artists' files containing photographs of untrained artists and their works of art. The artists include: E. M. Bailey, Brother Joseph Zoetl in Alabama, Tessie Carroll, Chief Rolling Mountain Thunder (Frank van Zant), Emanuel "Litto" Damonte, S. P. Dinsmoor, Sam Doyle, John Ehn, Howard Finster, Laura Pope Forrester, Dilmus Hall, Irene Hall, Bessie Harvey, J. B. Murray, Grandma Tressa Prisbrey, Dow Pugh, R. Rice, Royal Robertson, St. EOM (Eddie Owens Martin), James "Son Ford" Thomas, and Mose Tolliver.
Also included are a copy of a letter from Nasisse to Howard Finster, 1985, discussing Finster's first dealer, Jeffrey Camp, and offering his advice to limit production of his work; four photographs of the "Desert View Tower," Jeff McKissack's "The Orange Show," the "Milkovitch Beer Can House," and miscellaneous works; an untranscribed audio cassette interview of Mike Carpenter conducted by Nasisse; and a videocassette, J.B. Murry: A Video Documentary of an Artist and His Work (1985) produced by Nasisse, containing many of Murray's paintings and drawings, as well as his comments on his art and visions. [Murray was known also as J. B. Murry; Nasisse titled the video accordingly.]
Citation:
Research material concerning untrained artists, 1984-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Use Note:
Video on J.B. Murray: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from: Andy Nasisse, 256 Georgia Dr., Athens, Georgia 30605.
Biography Note:
Ceramic sculptor and instructor; Athens, Ga. Nasisse is an assistant professor in the art department at the University of Georgia, and has been visiting untrained artists and photographing their art and environments since the 1970s.
Provenance:
Donated 1985 by Andy Nasisse.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Photographs
Video recordings
Educators
Sound recordings
African American artists
Folk artists
Self-taught artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9581
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211782
AAA_collcode_nasiandy
Theme:
African American
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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