Jim Sudduth

(1910-2007) Fayette, AL

Jimmie Lee Sudduth started making art using mud and other natural pigments when he was a child; he claimed to know of at least 30 shades of clay around his homeground. He discovered early on that by adding a sugar-based substance to the mud such as molasses or Coca-Cola, that the mud would stay fixed to the surface it was applied to. By the mid-1990s, because of advancing age, Sudduth started using more acrylic paints in his work. 

 

 

SELF-PORTRAIT

ca. 1990

48" x 24"

mixed media on found plywood

 
 

Mansion House

ca.1987-90

48" x 48"(image)

mixed media on plywood

Framed

 
 

WILd Toto

1980s

48" x 24"

mixed media on plywood

 
 

Capitol Building

ca. 1990

24" x 32"

mixed media on plywood

 
 

Roadster

1987

12.5" x 25"

mixed media on plywood

 
 

House in the Woods

ca. 1970s

48" x 19"

mixed media on plywood

 
 

druid city hospital

ca.1987-90

48" x 24"(irregular)

mixed media on found plywood

 
 

BOBO FAMILY HOUSE, FAYETTE

n.d.

27" x 60"(image)

mixed media on plywood

framed