101 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Artists"
Pharaoh Baker and Ellis Wright interview for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

Pharaoh Baker and Ellis Wright interview for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

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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Paintings by the Scull sisters at the First Annual South Florida Folklife Festival (1986)

Paintings by the Scull sisters at the First Annual South Florida Folklife Festival (1986)

Date
1986-03-22
Description
Ten color slides. Sponsored by the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, the festival was held at the Metro-Dade Cultural Center. In 1987, the name of the festival was changed to the Traditions Festival.
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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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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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Painters Haydee and Sarah Scull with their paintings

Painters Haydee and Sarah Scull with their paintings

Date
1985-07-07
Description
Twenty color slides. Includes their son, and sometime co-artist, Miguel (Michael). Their paintings showcase scenes of pre-Castro Cuba. Miguel adds 3-D figurines to some of the paintings. For more images of the Scull twins, see S 1577, v. 42, S86-4097 - S85-4879.The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
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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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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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Painter Pharaoh Baker and Cypress furniture

Painter Pharaoh Baker and Cypress furniture

Date
1979-05-27
Description
One proof sheet (plus negatives). Baker with his art work at his home (taken by Belland). Cypress furniture made by Whisnant (taken by Marhsall). For more images of Whisnant's furniture, see S 1577, volume 11, slides S82-947 - S82-951. 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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Painter Mario Sanchez

Painter Mario Sanchez

Date
Description
Four black and white prints. Images of Sanchez's paintings of Ybor City. 1977.
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Nancy Greenberg with her ketubah

Nancy Greenberg with her ketubah

Date
1985-08
Description
Three color slides. Jewish marriage contract art is also known as Katubut/Katabbah/Katubah. Jewish law requires men to give women a marriage contract on their wedding day. A ketubah, usually written in Yiddish, guarantees her financial rights upon his death. The contracts are designed with art and motifs of the local Jewish community. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1985 and 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
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a_s1576_11_c84-002Pharaoh Baker and Ellis Wright interview for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship ProgramSoundPainters
Sculptors
Fieldwork
African Americans
Apprentices
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Teaching of folklore
Painting
Art
Sculpture
Artists studios
Artists
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Paintings by the Scull sisters at the First Annual South Florida Folklife Festival (1986)Paintings by the Scull sisters at the First Annual South Florida Folklife Festival (1986)Still ImageFieldwork
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Painting
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Artists
Painters
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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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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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Painters Haydee and Sarah Scull with their paintingsPainters Haydee and Sarah Scull with their paintingsStill ImageFieldwork
Art
Latinos
Painting
Decorative arts
Cuban Americans
Painters
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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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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Painter Pharaoh Baker and Cypress furniturePainter Pharaoh Baker and Cypress furnitureStill ImageArtists
Furniture maker
Fieldwork
Sculpture
Art
African Americans
Decorative arts
Painting
Furniture
Cypress
Chairs
Material culture
Wood craft
Woodwork
Painters
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Painter Mario SanchezPainter Mario SanchezStill ImageArt
Painting
Material culture
Urban life
Emigration and immigration
Painters
Artists
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Nancy Greenberg with her ketubahNancy Greenberg with her ketubahStill ImageArtists
Fieldwork
Art
Religious art
Jewish Americans
Arts, Jewish
Jewish art and symbolism
Jews
Ketubah
Marriage contracts
Legal contract
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