Welcome to our online Folk Art Gallery showcasing Southern Folk Artists.
The Southern Appalachian Region is rich with folk artists and our collection highlights well known examples in a variety of styles.
American folk art was first defined at the turn of the twentieth century by collectors and art professionals, as art created by individuals whose talents have been refined through experience rather than formal artistic training.
The creative expressions of these self-taught artists tell empowering stories of everyday life often reflecting the experiences, family, history, religion and communities of the artist. These creative individuals use whatever materials are at hand from old boards to scrap metal, house paint and even mud. Whatever the medium or style, Folk Art is an engaging addition to any art collection.