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The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman

Artist: H. E. Covill
Title: Ye Boston Bakes Beans
Medium: Oil on Canvas

The avant-garde sculptor Elie Nadelman (1882–1946) is widely recognized for his elegant and spare modernist sculpture. Less well-known is Nadelman's role as a pioneer in collecting folk art in this country and his impressive material legacy acquired by the Historical Society in 1937. Nadelman's acquisitions spanned a variety of media, including furniture, sculpture, paintings, ceramics, glass, iron, pewter, drawings and watercolors, and household tools. The New-York Historical Society holds more than 1,600 objects collected by Nadelman, more than any other single repository.

Creative: Tronvig Group