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Hoyt “Jake” Davis

(1925-2015) lived in Woodbury Rocking Chair white oak and hickory wood, nails, 45 1/2 x 25 1/2 x 31 3/4 inches, 2002.52 One of five chairmaking sons of locally renowned chair craftsman George Washington Davis, Jake Davis ran one of over thirty active chair shops in Cannon County. He made chairs and shared his craft […]

Hattie Duncan

(b.1947) lives in Jackson Dora, (n.d.) paper, paint, glue, 27.5 x 7.5 inches, 2015.65.36 As the daughter of a sharecropper who “was always sketching, painting and doodling” in his spare time, Duncan notes her father “was a folk artist, but we didn’t know that’s what it was called back then.” Duncan makes her folk sculptures […]

Johan Hagaman

(b.1950) born in Indiana, lives in Nashville The Spark, The Wick, The Honey, 2005 (detail) concrete and mixed media, 5 x 26 x 5 inches, 2005.133 This female figure is holding two jars of honey in her crossed arms. Hagaman received her B.A. and M.S. in English at Indiana University in Bloomington. She has exhibited […]

Marilee Hall

(n.d.) lives in Cookeville Birth of the Mystery-Kingfisher, 2012 white earthenware with oxides, underglazes and textured glazes, 17 x 9 x 5 inches, 2015.65.34 Throughout my career I have made work that has tended toward the whimsical…I am drawn to figurative work, enjoying the spirit expressing outward through human, cat and bird bodies, and even […]

Marc Hansen

(d. 1975) lived in Kalamazoo, MI Bottle, 1975 porcelain, crystal glaze, 8 ¾ x 6 x 5 ¾ inches, 93.39.19 In the spring of 1971, under the auspices of the International Academy of Ceramics, the Tennessee Arts Commission pledged its support for the promotion and establishment of the U.S. International Ceramic Symposiums. The Symposium’s mission […]

Roy Harper

(1925-2021) born in Coffee County, lived in Manchester Union Station, 2003 oil on canvas, 30 42 inches, 2003.97 This painting depicts the Dixie Flyer steam locomotive departing Nashville’s Union Station in March 1943 at 5:10 p.m. Harper determined the time from an old train schedule, and for technical details he studied the 576 N.C. & […]

Sharon Lee Hart

(b.1975) lives in Florida DeeDee, 2009 (selected from the Sanctuary project) black and white photograph printed with archival ink, 40 x 40 inches, 2015.65.23 I visited and photographed the animal residents at ten US farm animal sanctuaries, which are all dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and lifelong care of abused and neglected farmed animals. A […]

Bill Henry

(b.1930) lives in Oak Ridge Bluebird House on Stump poplar, paint, 10.75 x 3.5 inches, 2002.47.2-3 For over 50 years, self-identified “itinerant whittler,” folk craftsman Henry has mastered over 200 forms and carved an estimated 20,000 pieces. Henry’s work is in private and public collections, including the Museum of Appalachia and the Smithsonian. His wood […]

Terry Max Hochstetler

(b.1941) lives in Clarksville Interior of a Chicken House, 1966 oil on canvas, 60.75 x 72.75 x 2.25 inches, 80.112 Hochstetler holds a M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University. He joined the Austin Peay State University faculty in 1967, served as chair of the department of art from 1989 to 1993, and was awarded emeritus status […]

Scott Hodes

(b. 1992) lives in Franklin Atmospheric Incalmo Flair Bottle, 2006 hand blown and slumped glass, 20 x 9 inches, 2008.168.4 Hodes received a B.S. in Art from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, studied at the Appalachian Center for Crafts and earned a M.F. A. from Kent State University in Ohio. In 1996, Hodes established […]

Sándor Horváth

(n.d.) lives and works in Romhány, Hungary Hand Sculpture II, 1975 salt glazed stoneware, 15.25 x 4 inches, 93.39.176 In the spring of 1971, under the auspices of the International Academy of Ceramics, the Tennessee Arts Commission pledged its support for the promotion and establishment of the U.S. International Ceramic Symposiums. The Symposium’s mission to […]

Frank Hundley

(n.d.) Egg Car, 1977 sterling silver, 3 x 2.9 x 2.375 x 2.5 inches, 77.36.41 This object is a hand-sized egg shaped hot rod with seven wires over the windshield which is surrounded by an applied curved string-like line. This line is heaped around the nose and goes to the belly, nearly to the central […]

John Huron

(n.d.) lives in Bristol Handmade Fretless Mountain Banjo, n.d. black walnut, groundhog hide, 37 ½ x 10 x 1 ¾ inches, 2002.50 Huron is a musician and builder of a variety of historical instruments. He combines music, history, and folklore in classes and demonstrations throughout the United States to preserve the heritage of Appalachian instruments […]

Neely Hyde

(b.1978) lives on Signal Mountain Augustine, 2006 light jet print, 48 x 48 inches, 2015.65.27 Holding a B.F.A. and M.F.A. degree from the University of Tennessee, Hyde has extensive experience in galleries, media and education. A freelance photographer and videographer, Hyde uses large-scale black-and-white photos to examine both the physical and emotional character of her […]

Walter Hyleck

(b. 1942) born in Beloit, Wisconsin, lives and works in Berea, Kentucky Double Sphered Landscape, 1973 clay, 3.5 x 12 x 5 inches, 93.39.92 Well respected as an educator, Walter Hyleck first studied art and art history as an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, and then in graduate school at Tulane University. After graduating […]

Sylvia Hyman

(1917-2012) born in Buffalo, NY, lived in Nashville Crate of Books and Things, 2002 ceramic stoneware, 10.75 x 12 x 8.25 inches, 2005.54.2 Hyman received her bachelor’s degree in art education from the New York State Teachers College at Buffalo and obtained a master’s degree in art education from Peabody College for Teachers, now known […]

Sisavanh Phouthavong-Houghton

(b. 1976) lives in Murfreesboro Wasps: Xerox Scandal, falsifying financial results for five years, booting income by 1.5 billion, 2007 acrylic on canvas, 4 x 4 feet, 2009.54.1 Phouthavong-Houghton was born in Vientiane Laos and at the age of four her family emigrated to Winfield, KS. She earned a B.F.A. in painting from the University […]

Joanna Higgs Ross

(b.1934) born and lives in Nashville Mountains and Clouds, 2014 oil on canvas, frame built and painted by artist, 38 x 46 inches Gift of Jane Sims Camp In 1957, shortly after graduating as one of the first females from the University of Tennessee (UT) with a B.F.A. a few UT art faculty members encouraged […]

Trevle Haley Wood

(b.1930) lives in Cannon County, TN and Sylva, NC Butterfly Basket, 1999 white oak, 13 x 16 x 10.75 inches, 2001.68.8 The name of this white oak rib basket comes from the side view, which resembles a butterfly with outstretched wings. This unusual form is constructed of three hoops, which intersect with an elaborate knot. […]