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Peter Valentine, Moose and Grizzly Bear’s Ville

Peter Valentine

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Richard Richardson, Three Sisters Sanctuary

Richard Richardson (b. 1948)

Goshen, Massachusetts
Jack Ellsworth, Rock Gardens

Jack Ellsworth (1899 – 1974)

International Falls, Minnesota
Fred Smith, Wisconsin Concrete Park

Fred Smith (1886-1976)

Phillips, Wisconsin
Clarence Schmidt, Journey's End and House of Mirrors

Clarence Schmidt (1897-1978)

Woodstock, New York
Francisco del Rio Cuenca, Casa de las Conchas (“House of Shells”)

Francisco del Rio Cuenca (1926-2010)

Montoro, Spain
Sanford Darling, House of a 1000 Paintings

Sanford Darling (1894-1973)

Santa Barbara, California
Veronica Terrillion

Veronica Terrillion (1908– 2003)

Croghan, New York
George Daynor, Palace Depression

George Daynor (circa 1860-1964)

Vineland, New Jersey
Julio Basanta, Casa de Dios (House of God)

Julio Basanta (b. 1933)

Épila, Spain
Marcello Cammi, Sculpture Garden

Marcello Cammi (1912-1994)

Bordighera, Italy
Ed Root sculptures, Kansas Grassroots Art Association

Ed Root (1869-1959)

Wilson, Kansas
Francisco González Grajera, Capricho de Cotrina (“Cotrina’s Whimsy”)

Francisco González Grajera (b. 1935)

Los Santos de Maimona, Spain
Reynolds home environment

Reynolds

Big Rock, Arkansas
Paul Hefit, Yard Show

Paul J. Hefti (1912-2013)

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Duke Cahill, Yard art (statues and assemblage fence)

Duke Cahill (b. 1920)

Sacramento, California
Howard Finster, Paradise Garden

Howard Finster (1916–2001)

Summerville, Georgia
Loren Finch, El Fincho Rancho (Zip Zag Zoo)

Loren Finch

Agate Beach, Oregon
Margaret’s Grocery and Market

Reverend Harmon D. Dennis (March 25, 1916 – September 6, 2011) and Margaret Dennis (February 8, 1916 – October 7, 2009)

Vicksburg, Mississippi
James Harold Jennings, Art World (Bus with whirligigs)

James Harold Jennings (1931-1999)

Yadkin, North Carolina
Ted Townsend, Tool fence

Ted Townsend (1889-1970)

Hennessey, Oklahoma
Gerard van Lankveld, Monera Carkos Vlado

Gerard van Lankveld (b. 1947)

Gemert, The Netherlands
John Ehn, Old Trapper’s Lodge

John Ehn (1897-1981)

Los Angeles, California
Bodan Litnianski, Le jardin de coquillage (The Shell Garden)

Bodan Litnianski (1913-2005)

Viry-Noureuil, France
Jules Senis, Le jardin de Rosa Mir (Rosa Mir’s Garden)

Jules Senis (1913-1983)

Lyon, France
Herman A. Rusch, Prairie Moon Museum and Sculpture Garden

Herman A. Rusch (1885-1985)

Cochrane, Wisconsin
Dr. Charles Smith, African-American Heritage Museum and Black Veterans Archive

Dr. Charles Smith (born 11/22/1940)

Hammond, Louisiana
Dr. Charles Smith, African-American Heritage Museum and Black Veterans Archive

Dr. Charles Smith (born 11/22/1940)

Aurora, Illinois
Dianne & Lew Harris, Tenth Wonder of the World

Dianne Harris (b. 1951) and Lew Harris (b. 1939)

Los Angeles, California
Nek Chand, Children’s Museum

Nek Chand

Washington, District of Columbia
Walker Rock Garden

Milton and Florence Walker

Seattle, Washington
Malda Reda and Walter Larsen, Home and garden

Malda Reda Larsen (circa 1915 – 1990)

Kewanee, Illinois
Rasmus Petersen, Petersen Rock Gardens

Rasmus Petersen (1883-1952)

Redmond, Oregon
Elis Sinistö, Villa Mehu (Villa Juice)

Elis Sinistö (1912–2004)

Helsinki, Finland
Taya Doro Mitchell's home

Taya Doro Mitchell (b. 1934)

Oakland, California
Irene Gibson Hall, Garden

Irene Gibson Hall

Eufaula, Oklahoma
Boyce Luther Gulley, Mystery Castle

Boyce Luther Gulley (1883-1945)

Phoenix, Arizona
Raymond Isidore, La Maison de Picassiette

Raymond Isidore (1900-1964)

Chartres, France
Henry & Helen Derksen, Bottle Ranch

Henry and Helen Derksen

Dallas, Oregon
Joseph Laux, Garden

Joseph Laux (1904-1991)

Deptford Township, New Jersey

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