Folk & Outsider Art

Dorothea and Leo Rabkin began collecting country furniture and pieces

of American folk art in the late 1950s.  Living in Manhattan, their taste was

unusual but they soon found colleagues such as American Folk Art Museum

director Robert Bishop and collector Herbert Waide Hemphill.  The collection

grew to over 1200 individual objects over several decades.  It was shown at

the American Folk Art Museum in the 1970s marking a renewal of interest in

folk art among art lovers.  In the 1980s, the Rabkins also embraced outsider

art and were early collectors of such artists as Sam Doyle, Bill Traylor, James

Castle, Jon Serl, J.B. Murry, Louis Monza, Raymond Coins and many others.

This show opened on September 1st and will be open through October.  

Stop in to see the remnants of the renowned Rabkin collection!

LOUISMONZA  (1897-1984), Lady Liberty,  1945, Oil on canvas Born, Turate, Italy; Died, Redondo Beach, California Active in New York City to 1948

LOUISMONZA  (1897-1984), Lady Liberty,  1945, Oil on canvas

Born, Turate, Italy; Died, Redondo Beach, California

Active in New York City to 1948