Folk Art

"What a strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day."--Grandma Moses

Marion Forgey Line has often been compared to Grandma Moses[1]; and like Moses she is considered to be a memory painter. Indeed, Moses and Line seem to be kindred spirits as they both paint luminous pictures of life in the country and family stories. Their vantage point is high above their scenes -- all seeing and all encompassing... SEE MORE

Oppenhimer Folk Art Collection  ©LCVA

This collection comprises masterful works made after 1950 by untrained artists who present wholly authentic and original images of their worlds. Their works—often made out of materials at hand, such as dirt, house paint, leftover linoleum and plywood—are expressive, imaginative and powerful. The collection transcends traditional notions of the “fine arts” to exemplify beauty, hope and the power of the human imagination.

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