Susan Daul Folk Art
About the Artist

Susan Soloway Daul, who grew up in the woodlands of New Jersey, has been drawing and painting since her early childhood. Susan graduated from Meredith College in North Carolina, majoring in Religion and Biology. She now lives in the countryside of North Carolina with her husband of 51 years and their two cats, where she enjoys creating her Folk Art. "Old things" have fascinated Susan all of her life, as she fondly remembers accompanying her parents to visit homesteads of many of our founding fathers and countless antique shops searching for treasures from our past. Susan's Folk Art has taken many forms over the past 20 years, as she has used various media including wood and clay, usually incorporating animals into her pieces in some way.

It was a natural progression for Susan's focus to fall on Fraktur, as their inspirational verses, charming use of animals and beautiful combinations of color proved irresistible from the first time she saw one. Initially given as gifts to special friends and family, Susan's creations have quickly become desirable to collectors as appreciation for her Fraktur has spread far and wide, finding their place in various Museum Shops throughout the country, including Colonial Williamsburg, The American Folk Art Museum, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to name a few.

Susan's enthusiasm for Fraktur is evidenced by her eagerness to create the new pieces she is constantly developing, which are often inspired by those magnificent works painted by the early settlers of our nation. Her creations have been recognized in Early American Life Magazine's Directory of Craftsmen for over 25 consecutive years, and she was awarded "Best of Show" honors in the first Mount Vernon Crafts Fair. Susan was commissioned to design original Fraktur for Old Salem's Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, as well as an exclusive design for Early American Life Magazine.

Susan's work has been honored by Colonial Homes Magazine and is to be featured in the Masterworks section. Country Homes Magazine displayed several of Susan's Frakturs in its 1999 show house in New York City, and her work has appeared in Country Living Magazine. Susan produced a "Fraktur from the Heart" calendar for the year 2000 for Lang Graphics. Also, her work was chosen to be displayed solo at The American Folk Art Museum Shop window where pieces were photographed by The New York Times for a feature in their Home and Garden Section. Recently, Good Housekeeping Magazine featured an article in their decorating section with photographs of a variety of Susan's Art for the June 2002 issue. In addition, Susan was asked to create an ornament for the Blue Room Christmas tree in the White House, which will remain in its permanent collection.