Mitch Huett

Folk Artist Mitch Huett (born 1955) is a resident of St. Louis, Missouri and the product of a family of “do it yourselfers”. His work embraces that “making something from nothing” attitude as evidenced by his use of various recycled materials. Mitch has no formal training, but has obviously been influenced by the myriad of anonymous folk art creations that have crossed his path.

Mitch’s soft-sculpture “Misunderstoods”, characters crafted from vintage wool blankets, have reached a national audience over the past few years. Their wide open faces and loopy exaggerated hand stitching exhibit a friendly yet slightly skewed view of the world. His paintings, primarily executed on found wood, communicate a certain naïve sophistication coupled with an off-beat sense of humor.

Mitch’s work has been shown at Folk Fest in Atlanta, Good Folk Fest in Louisville, the Outside Art Fair in St. Louis, and various other venues.