Folk art, outsider art

Folk art, outsider art, folk art museums and galleries, art brut, naive art; a guide to top websites


American Folk Art Museum
Since 1961 the American Folk Art Museum has been shaping the understanding of art by the self-taught through its exhibitions, publications, and educational programs.

American Visionary Art Museum
The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is America’s official national museum and education center for intuitive, self-taught artistry

Anthony Petullo Collection of Self-Taught and Outsider Art

Art Brut Collection, Lausanne, Switzerland
Heir to a unique collection of international renown, the Collection de l’Art Brut is deeply committed to discovering, researching and preserving this art on the fringes of mainstream artistic practices.


British folk art collection at Compton Verney (The Andras Kalman Collection)

British folk art exhibition at the Tate Gallery.


Galleries displaying work by outsider artists.


Henry Boxer Gallery, U.K.


Lynch Collection of Outsider Art, New York


Metropolitan Museum of Art American Folk Art Collection

Mennello Collection of American Folk Art

Nek Chand Foundation
The Nek Chand Foundation, India, a registered charity, was formed in 1997 with the aim of supporting Nek Chand’s work and raising awareness of his Chandigarh Rock Garden throughout the world.

Museums of folk art *

American Visionary Art Museum

American Folk Art Museum
Exhibits in New York City feature 18th- and 19th-century paintings, quilts, sculptures, and the work of contemporary self-taught artists.

Anthony Petullo Collection of Self-Taught and Outsider Art

Dalarnas Museum
Swedish folk art, costumes and textiles. Dalarna, Sweden.

Folk Arts Rajasthan
Non-profit organization dedicated to celebrate the ancient cultural heritage of Rajasthan. Located in New York.

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

Museum of Greek Folk Art
Located in Athens.

Museum of International Folk Art
Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Outsider Art Museum
Located in Moscow, Russia.

Québec Museum of Folk Culture
Clothing, textiles and folk art. Located in Trois-Rivières.

Romanian Folk Art Museum
Located in Philadelphia.

The Radovljica Municipality Museums

Naive art *

Naive art, a history with examples.
The World History of Art

Association of British Naive Artists

Modern Naive Art, an online gallery

Croatian Naive Art Gallery & Museum Collection
A Unique Art Gallery located on the St Petersburg Pier with museum-quality reverse glass oil paintings on glass from Croatia for sale.

Naïve art.
Wikipedia entry.


Outsider art *

American Visionary Art Museum

Outsider Art Museums, Moscow

Henry Boxer Gallery
The Henry Boxer Gallery website showcases a diverse collection of artwork by many of the world’s most extraordinary Outsider, Visionary and Self-Taught artists, as well as emerging new talent.

Collection Art Brut Lausanne

INTUIT. The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
A not-for-profit organization promoting public awareness, understanding and appreciation of intuitive and outsider art through education and exhibitions.

The Anthony Petullo Collection of Self-Taught and Outsider Art
This website offers historical resources, information about the collection, artists, news and current exhibitions.

Lille Metropolitan Museum for Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art (LaM)

Lynch Collection of Outsider Art

The Museum of Everything
London’s first ever space for artist and creators living outside our modern society.

Nekchand Foundation website

Outsider Art Fair, Paris

Raw Vision
An international magazine of outsider art, art brut and contemporary folk art.

Gallery, biographical information, educational information.

Outsider Art Online Exhibition Gallery
Showcases outsider artists. Art submissions and representation available.

Collecting Outsider Art and Folk Art
Information on collecting outsider art and American folk art.

Britannica entry on outsider art.

What is Outsider Art?. Raw Vision Magazine

Wikipedia entry on outsider art.

Wikipedia list of outsider artists.

Outsider Artists *

Cheval, Ferdinand

Ferdinand Cheval. Wikipedia

Darger, Henry

Henry Darger. Lives and Art: John Ashbery and Henry Darger

Henry Darger Wikipedia entry.

American Folk Art Museum Darger Collection

Henry Darger. Carl Hammer Gallery

Lewis, Maud

Maud Lewis. Wikipedia
Maud Lewis (March 7, 1903 – July 30, 1970) was a Canadian folk artist from Nova Scotia. She remains one of Canada’s best known folk artists.

Maud Lewis. Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Home Is Where The Art Is: The Unlikely Story Of Folk Artist Maud Lewis

Maud Lewis. The Canadian Encyclopedia

Maler, Vivian

Vivian Maler, photographer.

Goldengrin, Pul Salvador

Goldengrün, Paul Salvador. Paul Salvador Goldengrün. Dreams and Nightmares
Traum- und Alptraumbilder . Authentische Kunst wie von einem anderen Stern . The Divine Ones, The Diabolic Ones…

da Rosario, Arthur Bispo

Arthur Bispo da Rosario. CultureBase

Arthur Bispo do Rosário. Wikipedia

Arthur Bispo do Rosario. Univeres-in-Universe

Arthur Bispo da Rosario. Phaidon article.

Arthur Bispo do Rosario. Victoria and Albert Museum

Adolf Woelfli, a dedicated website.

Henri Darger. Adolf Wölfli “London-North”, 1911 From the Cradle to the Grave
Henry Darger