Perhaps no other category of American art has become as widely embraced or controversial during the last decade as works by 20th century African American folk artists. Termed folk, primitive, untutored, outsider, isolate, visionary, mystic, self-taught and the like, works of this type are created by artists who have little or no artistic training and work outside mainstream art movements.
Contemporary African American Folk Art in America: An Overview by Regenia Perry, David Butler by Samella Lewis, Elijah Pierce: More Than A Preacher of Wood by William E. Harris, The Second Generation by Regenia Perry, Reverend Mary Le Ravin: Dwellings in the Boneyard by J. Michael Walker, Art of Henry Speller by E. Laurie Russell and R. Raymond Allen.
Artwork by: Henry Speller, David Butler, Johnny W. Banks, Reverend Mary Le Ravin, Minnie Evans, John Landry, Gertrude Morgan, William Edmondson, Horace Pippin, Leslie Bolling, Mose Tolliver, James Hampton, Herbert Singleton, William Dawson, James "SON FORD" Thomas, Nellie Mae Rowe, Roy Ferdinand, Mr. Imagination, Leslie J. Payne, David Philpot, Luster Willis, Clementine Hunter, John Landry, Elijah Pierce, Leroy Almon, & Henry Speller