Tag: #outsider art

Roman Golla and the Goddess Imagination

Born in the southern highlands of Poland, the paintings of Naïve artist, Roman Golla, reveal an intimacy with nature few urbanites experience. Rural people’s lives weave across the warp of the seasons. They understand the […]

The Chess Paintings of Roman Golla

Naïve painter, Roman Golla was an avid chess player. One might even say his participation in the US Open Chess Tournaments in 1953, 1961, 1963 and 1968 would qualify him as a master. An immigrant […]

Finding Roman Golla: The Portfolio

What is it about the human spirit that causes people to make things? What flows in the pulse of humanity that compels the making of art? How do we recognize the innate roots of the […]

Finding Roman Golla

Some artists burn through their brief existence like shooting stars across a summer sky. We see them as streaks of light, sparkling in the darkness, spinning and twisting through space, a silent dance for those […]

Curiously Collecting Art

Some years ago, while visiting the home of an older art collector to view his small but beautiful collection of 18th century Northern European landscape paintings, I became curious about his motivation to collect art. […]

Riedenharty

Five American newspapers reported the circumstances surrounding the passing of H. Victor Riedenharty in New York City on September 11, 1908. Though brief, the September 12th editions of the New York Times, the New-York Tribune, […]

Rolling Thunder

Genuine insight sometimes bites into our awareness like an Old Testament vision in the desert. I favor this simile due to a personal experience etched, with the help of a set of Kodachrome slides, vividly […]

Outsider, Folk or Naïve Art: What are we talking about?

Last month, a rural auction in Syracuse, Indiana, disbursed a private collection of thirty-nine paintings by Old Order Mennonite artist Emma Schrock. Schrock, known as the “Grandma Moses of Northern Indiana,” painted actively from 1964 […]