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HARRY FOLSOM

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  • ARTIST BIO

    Harry Folsom first exhibited in a gallery and sold his first painting when he was 12 years old and he has not halted or slowed down since. “I use the brush to create a hostile, violent underpainting, which I then placate with whimsical, almost storybook colors. This process offers a very compelling introspective look into modern society. I constantly grasp at presenting my perception of the human condition through a variety of media and imagery.”

     

    After graduating with a BFA in 1979 Harry Folsom continued his fine art career and worked independently as a graphic artist. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and in Paris and Prague. Harry's paintings and sculpture are in private and corporate collections as well as the Hobbs Collection of the New Yorker Magazine, the Performing Arts Center of Palm Springs, California and the Sara Roby Foundation of the Smithsonian Institute.

  • SELECT EXHIBITIONS

    Please click to view: Folsom Exhibition List (pdf)

from me to you
A few years ago, a woman and her 4-year-old daughter came to my studio. As the mother looked at paintings, I noticed the daughter had become very curious about the work on the easel. Finally, the little girl stepped forward asking, “May I draw something for you? I know how to draw a flower.” I responded, “Of course.” Immediately with pencil in hand, her drawing began to materialize. “A flower!” she exclaimed. Stunned at her technique and process, which I still use to this day, I thanked her with great enthusiasm. As I held her drawing in my hand, she looked up and smiled at me in earnest.

This intimate and personal moment of sharing has become the important element of my artistic endeavors. In that spirit, this body of work has been made in great sincerity from me to you.

 

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