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30 Sep 2015

In Remembrance of Ionel Talpazan

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.” Read an in-depth obituary from the New York Times here.


Image: Ionel Talpazan (1955-2015), Untitled (City scene with river, boats, swirling sky and spaceships. Manhattan and New Jersey and Hudson River), 1994, New York City, oil on canvas, 30 x 24″, American Folk Art Museum, gift of the artist, 1994.8.1.