Folk art has been around since the beginning of time, but no one called it that until the late 19th century.
Folk art is kept alive in organizations all over the country.
Their small bodies have the old faces of those in 19th-century American folk art.
"Folk art has taken on a new dimension since Bob came to it."
As a field, American folk art collecting began only about a hundred years ago.
From an early age he was interested in folk arts, local culture and ritual.
"Folk art has always stood outside the other arts, which is a mistake," he said.
American folk art, which was then not even considered art.
That led to studying and acquiring more American folk art.
Discussion question: Talk about the folk arts of your homeland.