Minnie Adkins

Kentuck folk artist Minnie Adkins was born on March 13, 1934. When hard times fell on her family in the early 80's, her innate talent with woodcarving proved to be their saving grace. Her rise to fame began in 1987 when her work was discovered by folk art dealers and patrons alike. Minnie has always shared her love for her craft with other artists and has promoted her Appalachian heritage and its rich culture with art patrons worldwide. The recipient of many awards and presentations, Minnie summed up her feelings about her work and her talent in her acceptance of the Governor's Award for the Arts: "....most of all, I wanted to thank God for any talent that I have, it comes through and by him."

Selected Awards:
Governor's Artist Award - 1997

The Folk Art Society of America Annual Award of Distinction - 1993

East Kentucky Leadership Award - 1993

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Tiger
Paint on wood carving

18 1/2 " x 6" x 2"

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Horse
Paint on wood carving
14 1/2" x 8" x 2"
  

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Opossums
Paint on wood carving
18" x 6" x 2"
  

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Fox
Paint on wood carving

16 3/4 " x 6" x 2"

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Pig Family
Mother - 15" x 6 3/4" x 2"

Babies - 7" x 3 1/4" x 1" each
Paint on wood carving

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