Folk & Outsider Art

Sun Set Over Our Old Big House, 1988
Gayleen Aiken (1934–2005)
Colored pencil, crayon, ballpoint pen ink, and graphite on paper

Bennington Museum has an extensive collection of historic folk art from the 18th and 19th centuries. A recent collecting focus has been to acquire work by modern and contemporary self-taught or outsider artists which gives context to the folk art collection. Examples of folk art can also be found in other sections including Grandma Moses, Vermont History, Vermont Furniture, Pottery, and Fashion and Textiles.

Sampler, ca. 1798
Betsy F. Bean (b. 1786)
Sampler, 1835
Caroline S. Love (1824-1898)
Ready for Battle, 1954
Pasquale “Patsy” Santo (1898-1975)
Oil on canvas
Luman Preston Norton, ca. 1840
Erastus Salisury Field (1805-1900)
Oil on canvas
Sandra H. Asleep, 1987-1999
Paul Humphrey (1931-1999)
Photocopies altered with white-out tape, ash and other unknown media, recopied and colored with pencil and marker
General David Robinson, 1818-1820
Ammi Phillips (1788-1865)
Oil on Canvas
Nancy Caldwell Church Robinson, 1818-1820
Ammi Phillips (1788-1865)
Oil on canvas
Olive Bashaba Weatherhead Family Record
David Auger
Watercolor and ink on paper
Jedidiah Dewey Gravestone, 1778
Frederick Manning (1756-1806)
Memory Ware Tower
Stephen C. Warren (1824-1905)
Found objects (including glass, shells, buttons, jewelry, and two tintype photographs)
embedded in putty with paint and metal on wood
The Presto Quartz Heater, 1986
Jessica Park (b. 1958)
Acrylic on paper