It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of former Board of Trustees member Barbara W. Cate.
The American Folk Art Museum is especially saddened by the passing of Thornton Dial Sr. on January 25, 2016. We offer our condolences to his family for their loss and here honor the memory of this prolific and talented artist.
The museum is saddened to note the death of self-taught artist Ionel Talpazan, whose visionary artworks depict UFOs and deep space. In the artist’s own words, his art is “about the big mystery in life.”
The American Folk Art Museum notes with profound sadness the death of visionary artist Nek Chand, whose multi-acre creation, Rock Garden, lives on as a paradigm of art by the self-taught.
The American Folk Art Museum records with sadness the loss of Margaret Robson, who was passionate about and collected works by self-taught artists and served on the museum’s Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2007.
The Board of Trustees and staff of the museum are saddened to learn of the loss of esteemed colleagues in the field of art by the self-taught.