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Folk Masters: A Portrait of America

Tom Pich, Barry Bergey
Folk Masters: A Portrait of America

Discover one hundred of the greatest folk artists practicing in the United States in Folk Masters: A Portrait of America. Over the past 25 years, photographer Tom Pich has traveled the country to the homes and studios of the recipients of the National Endowment of the Arts’ National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honor given to folk and traditional artists in the US. His portraits five us a glimpse into their art, their process, and their culture. While each image tells a story on its own. Barry Bergey, the former Director of the Folk and Traditional Arts at the National Endowment for the Arts, provides further insight into the lives of each featured artist as well as the remarkable stories behind each photograph. Folk Masters honors again the extraordinary women and men who simultaneously take the traditional arts to new heights while ensuring their continuation from generation to generation.

264 pages, 109 color illustrations, Hardback