Archives of American Art

Cynthia Johanson photographs of artists and works of art

Collection ID:
Sellen, Betty-Carol
circa 1990-2001
Physical Description:
0.8 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photographs (color snapshots) and slides of American folk and self-taught artists and their artwork taken by Cynthia Johanson, a Folk Art Society of America and American Library Association member. The photographs were used as resource material for two reference books, "20th Century American Folk, Self Taught, and Outside Art," Neal Schuman publishers, 1993, and "Self Taught, Outsider, and Folk Art: A Guide to American Artist, Locations and Resources," McFarland & C. publishers, 2000, written as a collaboration by librarian Betty-Carol Sellen with Johanson.
Scope and Contents
Included are images of Minnie Adkins, Cyril Billiot, Ivy Billiot, Georgia Blizzard, Adam Brandau, Loy Bowlin, Vernon Burwell, Thornton Dial, Tom Every, James Harold Jennings, Norman Scott "Butch" Quinn, Rudy Rotter, J. P. Scott, Mary T. Smith, Herbert Singleton, Vollis Simpson, Fred Smith, and others.
Scope and Contents
Also included are a handful of photographs of art environment in Wisconsin, taken by Jane Botham in 2007, including works by John Bambic, Paul M. Dobberstein, Bob Watt, Mike "Ringo" White, Dan Erbstroesser, Mary Nohl, James Tellen, Rudy Potter, Sid Boyrum, Nick Engelbert, and Tom Every.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Betty-Carol Sellen is and author and librarian and serves on the Board of Directors for Art Enables in Washington, D.C. and is a member of the National Advisory Board for the Folk Art Society of America. Sellen and Johanson collaborated on two books regarding folk, self-taught, and outsider art.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Folk art Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Outsider art Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Botham, Jane Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johanson, Cynthia J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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