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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016

Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Subject:
Lancaster, Paul  Search this
Blizzard, Georgia  Search this
Mohammed, A.J.  Search this
Green, Homer  Search this
Simmons, Charlie  Search this
Hoskinson, Danny  Search this
Harvey, Bessie  Search this
Sudduth, Jimmy Lee  Search this
Tolliver, Mose  Search this
Finster, Howard  Search this
Young, Purvis  Search this
Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Topic:
Self-taught artists  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art dealers -- Tennessee  Search this
Folk art -- Tennessee  Search this
Outsider art -- Georgia  Search this
Folk art -- Georgia  Search this
Outsider art -- Tennessee  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17336
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)380050
AAA_collcode_hedgjimm
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_380050
Online Media:

Georgia Blizzard

Photographer:
Rosenak, Chuck, 1927-  Search this
Subject:
Blizzard, Georgia  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1990
Topic:
Folk artists  Search this
Potters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7309
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Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material, circa 1938-2008
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7309

Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records

Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Names:
Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery  Search this
Blizzard, Georgia, 1919-2002  Search this
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Green, Homer, 1910-2002  Search this
Harvey, Bessie, 1929-  Search this
Hoskinson, Danny  Search this
Lancaster, Paul  Search this
Mohammed, A.J.  Search this
Simmons, Charlie  Search this
Sudduth, Jimmy Lee, 1910-2007  Search this
Tolliver, Mose, 1920-  Search this
Young, Purvis, 1943-  Search this
Extent:
23.5 Linear feet
15.63 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013
Summary:
The papers of art collector and dealer Jimmy Hedges and the records of his Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery measure 23.5 linear feet and 15.63 GB and date from 1969-2016, with the bulk of the material dating from 1991-2013. The collection documents Hedges's career as a dealer of outsider art and as an advocate for self-taught artists. Records include administrative and sales records, correspondence, artist files, collector and gallery files, exhibition and art fair files, regional files, printed and digital material, photographic material, and unidentified sound and video recordings. The bulk of the collection consists of artist files and color photographs documenting hundreds of artists that Hedges visited at their homes and studios, including Georgia Blizzard, Howard Finster, Homer Green, Bessie Harvey, Danny Hoskinson, Paul Lancaster, A.J. Mohammed, Charlie Simmons, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Mose Tolliver, and Purvis Young, among many others.
Scope and Contents:
The records of art collector and dealer Jimmy Hedges and his Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery measure 23.5 linear feet and 15.63 GB and date from 1969-2016, with the bulk of the material dating from 1991-2013. The collection documents Hedges's career as a dealer of outsider art and as an advocate for self-taught artists. Records include administrative and sales records, correspondence, artist files, collector and gallery files, exhibition and art fair files, regional files, printed and digital material, photographic material, and unidentified sound and video recordings. The bulk of the collection consists of artist files and color photographs documenting hundreds of artists that Hedges visited at their homes and studios, including Georgia Blizzard, Howard Finster, Homer Green, Bessie Harvey, Danny Hoskinson, Paul Lancaster, A.J. Mohammed, Charlie Simmons, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Mose Tolliver, and Purvis Young, among many others.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Administrative and Sales Records, 1969-1971, 1991-2015 (Boxes 1-4; 3.9 linear feet, ER01-ER03; 0.134 GB)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1974, 1981, 1990-2013 (Boxes 4-5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Artist Files, 1985-2014 (Boxes 5-9, 31, 33, OV 32; 4.6 linear feet, ER04-ER15; 5.35 GB)

Series 4: Collector and Gallery Files, 1992-2014 (Boxes 9-10; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Exhibition and Art Fair Records, circa 1992-2013 (Boxes 10-11; 1.3 linear feet, ER16-ER18; 1.52 GB)

Series 6: Regional Files, 1976, 1980s-2012 (Boxes 11-13; 1.7 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1980-2013 (Boxes 13-16, OV 32; 2.2 linear feet, ER19; 0.833 GB)

Series 8: Photographic Material, circa 1990-2011 (Boxes 16-30, 34-35; 7.9 linear feet, ER20-ER35; 7.79 GB)

Series 9: Unidentified Sound and Video Recordings, undated (Boxes 30-31; 0.5 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
James R. "Jimmy" Hedges III (1942-2014), was an artist, art collector and dealer of Outsider Art and Folk art in Tennessee and Georgia. Hedges established the Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery, Lookout Mountain, Georgia.

Born into a prominent family from Chattanooga, Jimmy Hedges was a lifelong philanthropist as a trustee of his family's Tonya Memorial Foundation. His true vocation, however, was as an artist, collector, and dealer of outsider art and as an advocate for self-taught artists. Hedges discovered his love of wood carving as a teenager, when he created song birds, and returned to making art at age forty. Using a chain saw, he carved sculptures of Southerners he had encountered in his travels, including artists. His colleagues in this sector of the fine art craft world were predominantly southern African American self-taught painters, sculptors, potters, and carvers. Befriending them and collecting their work led Hedges to establish Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery in 1993, building a gallery space in the early 2000s on his 500-acre farm in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.

An unconventional art dealer, Hedges would hand-deliver work to collectors' homes, driving his truck through backroads and stopping along the way to visit with artists and purchase more works to sell. He was an active presence at the Outsider Art Fair and self-taught artist exhibitions throughout the U.S., as well as at Slotin Folk Art auctions and prison auctions. His aim was to improve the economic condition of fellow artists and raise their profiles among curators and critics. Hedges' development of an archive was essential to this goal.
Provenance:
Donated 2016 by James R. Hedges IV on behalf of the Hedges Descendants Trust and in 2018 by James R. Hedges IV on behalf of Wildcat Asset Managment, LLC.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual records or born digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Self-taught artists  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art dealers -- Tennessee  Search this
Folk art -- Tennessee  Search this
Outsider art -- Georgia  Search this
Folk art -- Georgia  Search this
Outsider art -- Tennessee  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hedgjimm
See more items in:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hedgjimm

Cordella

Artist:
Georgia Blizzard, born Saltville, VA 1919-died Marion, VA 2002  Search this
Sitter:
unidentified  Search this
Medium:
low-fired clay
Dimensions:
13 × 6 × 6 3/4 in. (33 × 15.2 × 17.1 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Folk Art
Date:
ca. 1980 - 1990
Topic:
Portrait female\Cordella  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Orren and Marilyn Bradley and Kohler Foundation, Inc.
Object number:
2015.58.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 26A
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk77cf07bb9-d12a-43f6-a2e1-66ecebdb9e44
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2015.58.2

Mind Boggling

Artist:
Georgia Blizzard, born Saltville, VA 1919-died Marion, VA 2002  Search this
Medium:
low-fired clay
Dimensions:
10 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. (26.0 x 26.7 x 18.4 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Ceramic
Folk Art
Date:
October, 1993
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Fantasy\winged being  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase
Object number:
1997.124.141
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Decorative Arts
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 28B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk732c1cab7-afa5-4fe7-8a82-175301588a31
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1997.124.141

The Weeper

Artist:
Georgia Blizzard, born Saltville, VA 1919-died Marion, VA 2002  Search this
Medium:
low-fired clay
Dimensions:
10 7/8 x 8 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (27.6 x 21.0 x 24.1 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Ceramic
Folk Art
Date:
ca. 1989
Topic:
State of being\emotion\sorrow  Search this
Figure female\fragment\face  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase
Object number:
1997.124.142
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Decorative Arts
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 28B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7c1327735-d305-4d73-8467-b0e08fd22500
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1997.124.142

Blizzard, Georgia

Collection Creator:
Rosenak, Chuck  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1979-1994
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material is owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material, circa 1938-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material
Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material / Series 1: Research Files / 1.1: Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Folk Art and Artists
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-rosechuc-ref38

Blizzard, Georgia

Collection Creator:
Rosenak, Chuck  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 56
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
(5 photos; 1 contact sheet and negatives: Georgia Blizzard, Frank Holder, Billy Ray Hussey, and Sam McMillan; 1 contact sheet and negatives: Georgia Blizzard, Hazel Kinney and Tim Lewis)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material is owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material, circa 1938-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material
Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material / Series 5: Photographic Material / 5.2: Photographs and Negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-rosechuc-ref673

Georgia Blizzard, 1919- [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_21047

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