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Hunting Scene

Folk and Self-Taught Art

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Hunting Scene

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John Tweddle
American, born 1938




Oil, fabric, metal, and paper on panel

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Although John Tweddle was formally educated, his use of everyday materials is similar to the methods of self-taught artists. In Hunting Scene, the sun—a medallion cut from a popcorn box—rises in a sky collaged from flattened beer cans, which also form the upper frame of the piece. Tweddle attracted a following in Atlanta and New York in the 1960s, but as a native of rural Kentucky, he often felt isolated from his big-city peers. He reminds us that labels like “outsider” and “insider” are relative and that many artists consider themselves a combination of both.


Gift of Barbara and Ronald Davis Balser