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John Caple

 (born 1966)
John Caple is active/lives in England.  John Caple is known for Folk art painting.

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John Caple ( b.1966)

He is entirely self-taught and as untroubled by contemporary art as he is unbothered by academic training.  His work requires neither.  He has worked out the way he paints entirely for himself, a manner of painting that is straightforward, simple and perfectly suited to the job.  It belongs to that long tradition of English folk art that one sees in medieval church carving, samplers and early English pottery.  In the twentieth century the folk tradition was often confused with naïve art, yet an important distinction exists between the two and that distinction in many ways helps to understand John's work. Whereas a naïve artist paints entirely from within a private, enclosed world, an artist li   ...  Displaying 750 of 2143 characters.

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