Finster, Howard and Patterson, Tom. Howard Finster.
Stranger From Another World
. New York: Abbeville Press. 1990. This book is an in depth look into the life and works of Howard Finster.
Fried, Fred and Mary.
America’s Forgotten Folk Arts
. New York: Pantheon Books. 1978. This is a great book which looks at the art in America which hasn’t been officially recognized.
Lampell, Ramona and Milliard.
. New York: Stewart, Tabori and Chang. 1989. This book takes you on a journey through the back roads of Appalachia introducing you to the artists and their way of life. The photography is outstanding.
Livingston, Jane and Beardsley, John.
Black Folk Art in America. 1930-1980
. Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi. 1982. Excellent book exploring the works of twenty Black American folk artists.
Signs and Wonders. Outsider Art Inside North Carolina
. Raleigh: North Carolina Museum of Art. 1989. Excellent book about southern outsider art.
Modern Artists and Outsider Art
. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 1992. Essays and reviews of a recent exhibition.
Perry, Regenia A.
Free Within ourselves
. Washington, D.C.: Washington National Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institute. 1992. This well written book discusses over 100 African American artists whose work is in the collection of the National
Museum of American Art
Rosenak, Chuck and Jan.
Museum of American Folk Art, Encyclopedia of Twentieth Cent and Artists
. New York: Abbeville Press. 1990. This is a comprehensive look at 257 American folk artists. Biographical data and complete background information is included.