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Working: Winfred Rembert, Abe Odebina, Theora Hamblett, Andrea Poceiro and Philip Weintraub

The image pictured above, “Shovels,” was fashioned with dye on tooled leather by the self-taught Southern African-American artist Winfred Rembert. Rendered in 2009, it was one of dozens of works recently on view in An Alternative Canon: Art Dealers Collecting Outsider Art at the Andrew Edlin Gallery in Manhattan. What follows are several more artworks of folks at work by a variety of self-taught artists representing a diverse range of cultural and national backgrounds:

Nigerian native Abe Odebina, “Maintenance,” 2019, Acrylic on plywoodas seen earlier this year at Art on Paper in Manhattan

The late Mississippi native Theora Hamblett, “Making Sorghum,” 1964, Oil on canvas — as seen last year in “Vernancular Voices” at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans

Argentine folk artist Andrea Poceiro, “A Country Bakery,” 2017, Acrylic on canvas — as seen in 2018 group exhibition at GINA Gallery of International Naïve Art in Tel Aviv

The late Brooklyn-based artist Philip Weintraub, “Untitled,” Oil on canvas — as seen in 2019 group exhibition at the Self-Taught Art Genius Gallery in Long Island City

Photos of images by Lois Stavsky