Ammi Phillips

Ammi Phillips (April 24, 1788 – July 11, 1865) was a prolific American itinerant portrait painter sprightly from the mid 1810s to the in front 1860s in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. His artwork is identified as folk art, primitive art, provincial art, and itinerant art without consensus accompanied by scholars, pointing to the enigmatic natural world of his feign and life. He is qualified to more than eight hundred paintings, although deserted eleven are signed. While his paintings are formulaic in nature, Phillips paintings were below constant construction, evolving as he extra or discarded what he found successful, while taking care to be credited with personal details that spoke to the identity of those who hired him. He is most well-known for his portraits of kids in red, although kids only account for ten percent of his entire body of work. The most well known of this series, Girl in Red Dress once Cat and Dog, would be sold for one million dollars, a first for folk art. His paintings hung mostly unidentified, spare for some appreciation in the collections subsequently those of Edward Duff Balken, for decades until his oeuvre was reconstructed by Barbara Holdridge and Larry Holdridge, collectors and students of American folk art, with the preserve of the art historian Mary Black. Ammi Phillip's body of play was expanded upon their discovery that the technical paintings of a "Kent Limner" and "Border Limner" were indeed his.

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