Folk Masters

A Portrait of America

By Barry Bergey
Illustrated by Tom Pich

Barry Bergey, Folk Masters

Barry Bergey, MA ’68, retired director of Folk and ­Traditional Arts at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), shares the story of many of the NEA’s National ­Heritage Fellowship winners. The fellowship recognizes artists whose “work contributes to the nation’s traditional arts heritage.” Coupled with Tom Pich’s beautiful portraits of the artists, the book both honors folk artists and helps to preserve the traditions that they strive to keep alive and pass on to future generations.

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