What is a “Folk Artist?”
- When most people think of “art,” they think of well-trained, famous artists like Picasso, Da Vinci, or Michaelangelo.
- A folk artist is an artist who did not get trained in an art school but instead creates art about what is important to them in a way that is important to them.
- Folk art tells something about the person who created it, about their life, their family or culture.
Which one is folk art and what makes you think so?
- Heather Galler is a well known abstract folk artist from New York who has won many awards.
- She is an artist who is working and selling her art today.
- She sold over 750 paintings in just 5 years! = 150 per year!