101 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Artists"
Interview with painters Pharaoh Baker and his apprentice Ellis Wright

Interview with painters Pharaoh Baker and his apprentice Ellis Wright

Date
1984-01-12
Description
One audio cassette. Baker served as a master artist to apprentice Wright in the 1984-1985 apprenticeship program. In the interview, they discuss learning painting; where they paint; subjects and inspirations; influences (Picasso, Van Gogh, El Greco); sculpture; African American culture; the goals of an artist; various mediums; and art perspectives. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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Murals at Lake Shore Middle School

Murals at Lake Shore Middle School

Date
1992-03
Description
Eleven color slides. In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy Festival later that year (16 May 1992). Headed up by FFP folklorist Debbie Fant, and assisted by Robert Stone and Robert Shanafelt, the fieldwork involved 26 informants, slides, print images and recorded interviews. In the end, the FFP recommended seven people for festival participation.
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Painter Pharaoh Baker at his studio with his works

Painter Pharaoh Baker at his studio with his works

Date
1978
Description
Thirty-seven color slides. Baker, with his wife, at his studio. Also includes several images of his paintings and sculptures. Baker, whose first painting was a copy of a church hand fan for which he was paid five dollars when he was a child, studied art at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. He worked for years as a professional sign painter in Lake City, but also created emotionally charged and religiously influenced paintings and sculptures on the side. Folklorist Blanton Owen has described his work as 'blues on canvas'. Baker died in 2002. For an interview with Baker, see S 1576, box 11, C84-2.
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Painters Frog Smith and Pharaoh Baker exhibit at the Stephen Foster Center

Painters Frog Smith and Pharaoh Baker exhibit at the Stephen Foster Center

Date
1982
Description
Thirty-six color slides. Paintings by Baker and Smith were displayed at the Stephen Foster Center for a month-long exhibit.
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Painters Pharaoh Baker and Ellis Wright in the studio

Painters Pharaoh Baker and Ellis Wright in the studio

Date
1984-04
Description
One proof sheet with 36 black and white prints (plus negatives). Baker and Wright were among the first participants in the apprenticeship program, 1983-1984. Master artist Baker taught Wright painting. Images were created in Baker's studio. Baker, whose first painting was a copy of a church hand fan for which he was paid five dollars when he was a child, studied art at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. He worked for years as a professional sign painter in Lake City, but also created emotionally charged and religiously influenced paintings and sculptures on the side. Folklorist Blanton Owen has described his work as 'blues on canvas'. Baker died in 2002. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skill and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and had agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen,who was later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year until 2003.
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Paintings by Haitian artist Jonas Alcin

Paintings by Haitian artist Jonas Alcin

Date
1992-03
Description
Nine color slides. In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy Festival later that year (16 May 1992). Headed up by FFP folklorist Debbie Fant, and assisted by Robert Stone and Robert Shanafelt, the fieldwork involved 26 informants, slides, print images and recorded interviews. In the end, the FFP recommended seven people for festival participation.
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Pharaoh Baker's paintings and sculptures

Pharaoh Baker's paintings and sculptures

Date
1984-05
Description
Sixty-seven color slides. Slides S86-1678 through S 86-1683 are of Baker. Slides S86-1644 through S86-1646 are of his studio. Baker served as a master artist in the 1984-1985 apprenticeship program. For an interview with Baker and his apprentice (Ellis Wright) see S 1576, Box 11, tape C84-2. Baker, whose first painting was of a copy of a church hand fan for which he was paid five dollars when he was a child, studied art at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. He worked for years as a professional sign painter in Lake City, but also created emotionally charged and religiously influenced paintings and sculptures on the side. Folklorist Blanton Owen has described his work as 'blues on canvas'. Baker died in 2002. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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Pharaoh Baker's paintings and sculptures

Pharaoh Baker's paintings and sculptures

Date
1981-08-26
Description
Twenty-six color slides. Slides S82-976 and 987 are missng. Baker, whose first painting was a copy of church hand fan for which he was paid five dollars when just a child, studied art at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. He worked for years as a professional sign painter in Lake City, but also created his own emotionally charged and religious influenced paintings and sculptures on the side. Folklorist Blanton Owen has described his work as 'blues on canvas'. Baker died in 2002. The Folk Arts in Schools Project in Columbia and Hamilton County was a joint venture between the county school systems and the Florida Folklife Program. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists.
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Rosemaling by Audrey Shine

Rosemaling by Audrey Shine

Date
1987-11-24
Description
Thirteen color slides. Rosemale literally means "rose" or "flower" paitning, and refers to Norwegian decorative painting. It was popula rin Euope from 1750 through 1870s. It was revived by Norwegian Americans when they began rosemaling their family furniture like bowls and trunks. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Fragos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
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Ruth Sheppard and her crafts

Ruth Sheppard and her crafts

Date
1978-05
Description
Twenty-one color slides. Wife to whip maker Claude Sheppard, Ruth painted, quilted, and made crochet dolls. Slide S78-925 is missing.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_11_c84-002Interview with painters Pharaoh Baker and his apprentice Ellis WrightSoundPainters
Sculptors
Fieldwork
African Americans
Apprentices
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Teaching of folklore
Painting
Art
Sculpture
Artists studios
Artists
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Murals at Lake Shore Middle SchoolMurals at Lake Shore Middle SchoolStill ImagePainters
Fieldwork
Art
Arts, African
African Americans
Haitian Americans
Painting
Murals
Mural painting and decoration
Schools
Artists
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Painter Pharaoh Baker at his studio with his worksPainter Pharaoh Baker at his studio with his worksStill ImagePainters
Sculptors
Fieldwork
Art
African Americans
Painting
Decorative arts
Material culture
Workplace
Sculpture
Figurines
Artists
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Painters Frog Smith and Pharaoh Baker exhibit at the Stephen Foster CenterPainters Frog Smith and Pharaoh Baker exhibit at the Stephen Foster CenterStill ImagePainters
Exhibits
Art
Painting
Sculpture
Figurines
African Americans
Artists
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Painters Pharaoh Baker and Ellis Wright in the studioPainters Pharaoh Baker and Ellis Wright in the studioStill ImagePainters
Fieldwork
Apprentices
Teaching of folklore
African Americans
Painting
Art
Workplace
Workshops
Artists
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Paintings by Haitian artist Jonas AlcinPaintings by Haitian artist Jonas AlcinStill ImagePainters
Fieldwork
Art
Arts, African
African Americans
Haitian Americans
Painting
Artists
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Pharaoh Baker's paintings and sculpturesPharaoh Baker's paintings and sculpturesStill ImagePainters
Fieldwork
African Americans
Painting
Art
Artists studios
Decorative arts
Figurines
Sculpture
Artists
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Pharaoh Baker's paintings and sculpturesPharaoh Baker's paintings and sculpturesStill ImagePainters
Fieldwork
Art
African Americans
Painting
Sculpture
Metal sculpture
Metal craft
Figurines
Arts, African
Artists
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Rosemaling by Audrey ShineRosemaling by Audrey ShineStill ImagePainters
Artists
Fieldwork
Painting
Norwegian Americans
Decorative arts
Rosemaling
Material culture
Craft
Flowers in art
Decoration and ornament
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Ruth Sheppard and her craftsRuth Sheppard and her craftsStill ImagePainters
Fieldwork
Painting
Art
Decorative arts
Material culture
Dolls
Toys
Craft
Crocheting
Quilted goods
Quilts
Artists
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