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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:

Cynthia Johanson photographs of artists and works of art, circa 1990-2001

Creator:
Sellen, Betty-Carol, 1934-  Search this
Subject:
Botham, Jane  Search this
Johanson, Cynthia J.  Search this
Topic:
Folk art -- United States  Search this
Outsider art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16137
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)363791
AAA_collcode_sellbett
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_363791

Cynthia Johanson photographs of artists and works of art

Creator:
Sellen, Betty-Carol  Search this
Names:
Botham, Jane  Search this
Johanson, Cynthia J.  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1990-2001
Scope and Contents:
Photographs (color snapshots) and slides of American folk and self-taught artists and their artwork taken by Cynthia Johanson, a Folk Art Society of America and American Library Association member. The photographs were used as resource material for two reference books, "20th Century American Folk, Self Taught, and Outside Art," Neal Schuman publishers, 1993, and "Self Taught, Outsider, and Folk Art: A Guide to American Artist, Locations and Resources," McFarland & C. publishers, 2000, written as a collaboration by librarian Betty-Carol Sellen with Johanson.
Included are images of Minnie Adkins, Cyril Billiot, Ivy Billiot, Georgia Blizzard, Adam Brandau, Loy Bowlin, Vernon Burwell, Thornton Dial, Tom Every, James Harold Jennings, Norman Scott "Butch" Quinn, Rudy Rotter, J. P. Scott, Mary T. Smith, Herbert Singleton, Vollis Simpson, Fred Smith, and others.
Also included are a handful of photographs of art environment in Wisconsin, taken by Jane Botham in 2007, including works by John Bambic, Paul M. Dobberstein, Bob Watt, Mike "Ringo" White, Dan Erbstroesser, Mary Nohl, James Tellen, Rudy Potter, Sid Boyrum, Nick Engelbert, and Tom Every.
Biographical / Historical:
Betty-Carol Sellen is and author and librarian and serves on the Board of Directors for Art Enables in Washington, D.C. and is a member of the National Advisory Board for the Folk Art Society of America. Sellen and Johanson collaborated on two books regarding folk, self-taught, and outsider art.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Folk art -- United States  Search this
Outsider art  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.sellbett
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sellbett

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

Lion

Artist:
William Edmondson, American, b. Nashville, Tennessee, c. 1882–1951  Search this
Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
13 3/4 x 23 1/4 x 7 5/8 in. (34.8 x 59.1 x 19.2 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(c. 1940-1951)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.1511
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Outsider Art
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2ebc2d099-5083-4c7d-b274-86bbcfa2723d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.1511

Photographic Material

Collection Creator:
Hedges, Jimmy, 1942-2014  Search this
Extent:
7.9 Linear feet (Boxes 16-30, 34-35)
7.79 Gigabytes (ER20-ER35)
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
circa 1990-2011
Scope and Contents:
Photographic material includes thousands of color photographs, digital photographs, and a few slides taken by Jimmy Hedges to document his visits with artists, studios, works of art, exhibitions, art fairs, other events, and travel. Hedges visited the homes and studios of hundreds of outsider and folk artists and photographs of these visits include snapshots of Hedges with the artist, their work spaces, and individual works of art. Of note are extensive photographs of 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. Also found are several photograph albums containing photographs of multiple artists. The 2018 addition contains further material on Purvis Young.

Photographs of events include several events and art fairs, including extensive documentation of the "Folk Fest" in Atlanta, "Intuit" art show in Chicago, and "Outsider Art Fair" in New York. Travel and personal photographs document Hedges's regional sightseeing, unidentified artist and art gallery visits, performances, and images of Lookout Mountain, Georgia.
Arrangement:
Photographs of Artists and Artwork are arranged alphabetically by name of artist, followed by photograph albums containing multiple artists, and photographs of artwork arranged alphabetically by subject. Event, travel, and personal photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection 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, Series 8
See more items in:
Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hedgjimm-ref7

William L. Hawkins : an imaginative geography / [curator, Susan Mitchell Crawley]

Artist:
Hawkins, William Lawrence 1895-1990  Search this
Author:
Crawley, Susan Mitchell  Search this
Schwindler, Gary Joseph 1933-  Search this
Holton, Curlee Raven  Search this
Hall, Michael D. 1941-  Search this
Nicholson, Barbara R.  Search this
Hamlar, Deidre  Search this
Borum, Jenifer P.  Search this
Host institution:
Figge Art Museum  Search this
Columbus Museum of Art  Search this
Mingei International Museum  Search this
Columbus Museum (Columbus, Ga.)  Search this
Publisher:
Skira (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Hawkins, William Lawrence 1895-1990  Search this
Hawkins, William Lawrence 1895-1990 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Hawkins, William Lawrence 1895-1990 Themes, motives  Search this
Physical description:
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), photographs, portraits ; 29 x 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Essays
Illustrated works
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
20th century
Topic:
African American folk art  Search this
Primitivism in art  Search this
Outsider art  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Collage, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Outsider artists  Search this
Male artists  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H3846 F54 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1096283

Let it shine : self-taught art from the T. Marshall Hahn Collection / essays by Lynne E. Spriggs, Joanne Cubbs, Lynda Roscoe Hartigan ; catalogue by Susan Mitchell Crawley ; photography by Peter Harholdt

Author:
Spriggs, Lynne E. 1960-  Search this
Cubbs, Joanne  Search this
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
Crawley, Susan Mitchell  Search this
High Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Hahn, T. Marshall (Thomas Marshall) 1926- Art collections  Search this
High Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
175 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Southern States
Georgia
Atlanta
Date:
2001
C2001
20th century
Topic:
Outsider art  Search this
Primitivism in art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
African American art  Search this
Art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_704827

In the hand of the Holy Spirit : the art of J.B. Murray / Mary G. Padgelek

Author:
Padgelek, Mary Shaw Graham 1952-  Search this
Murry, J. B (John B.) 1908-1988  Search this
Subject:
Murry, J. B (John B.) 1908-1988 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 96 p., [38] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Georgia
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Spirituality in art  Search this
African American artists--Biography--History and criticism  Search this
Outsider art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.M9849 P3i 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_633305

Case studies of folk art environments : Simon Rodia's Watts Towers and Reverend Howard Finster's Paradise garden / by Rena Minar

Author:
Minar, Rena  Search this
Subject:
Rodia, Simon 1879-1965  Search this
Finster, Howard 1916-2001  Search this
Physical description:
190 leaves : ill
Type:
Manuscripts
Place:
Georgia
Summerville
United States
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Date:
1994
Modern period, 1500-
20th century
Topic:
Simon Rodia's Towers (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Primitivism in art  Search this
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Outsider art--History  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Call number:
N6512.5.P7 M56 1994a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_508244

Amen, amen : religion and Southern self-taught artists in the Mullis Collection / organized by Paul Manoguerra

Author:
Manoguerra, Paul A  Search this
Jundt Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Mullis, Carl Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
63 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Southern States
Date:
2014
20th century
Topic:
Outsider art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Call number:
N6520 .A446 2014
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1053531

As essential as dreams : self-taught art from the collection of Stephanie and John Smither / Michelle White ; with contributions by Lynne Adele [and ten others]

Writer of introduction:
White, Michelle 1979-  Search this
Writer of added commentary:
Adele, Lynne  Search this
Host institution:
Menil Collection (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Subject:
Smither, Stephanie 1941-2016 Art collections  Search this
Smither, John 1940-2002 Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
107 pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
History
Place:
Texas
Houston
Date:
2016
Topic:
Outsider art--Private collections  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1069126

Amazing grace : self-taught artists from the Mullis collection : September 29, 2007-January 8, 2008 / organized by Paul Manoguerra ; with essays by Carol Crown and Carl Mullis

Author:
Manoguerra, Paul  Search this
Crown, Carol  Search this
Mullis, Carl  Search this
Georgia Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Mullis, Carl Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Southern States
Georgia
Date:
2007
C2007
20th century
Topic:
Outsider art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_902109

Lord love you : works by R. A. Miller from the Mullis collection : August 8/October 24, 2009

Author:
Miller, R. A (Reuben Aaron) 1912-2006  Search this
Lyndon House Arts Center  Search this
Georgia Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Miller, R. A (Reuben Aaron) 1912-2006  Search this
Mullis, Carl Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
30 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Georgia
Date:
2009
C2009
Topic:
Outsider art  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_957512

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