Mose Tolliver

(ca. 1920-2006) Montgomery, AL

Mose Tolliver began painting after an industrial accident left him handicapped in the mid 1960s. He sold his early work for cheap, or traded it for food, until he was featured in the Black Folk Art in America show at the Corcoran in 1983. He has since become one of the most enduring and widely collected self-taught artists of his generation. He painted actively until 2002.


Early male erotic figure


14.75" x 11.5"

enamel on panel


early figure on horse


15.25" x 11.5"

enamel on panel


Untitled(early dancing lady)

early-mid 1980s

26" x 18"

enamel on panel


Jig Jag Lady

ca. 1984

23"H x 12"W

Enamel on plywood scrap


Freedom bus

early-mid 1980s

23" x 33"

enamel on plywood


female erotic figure w/animal

ca. 1980

23.75" x 15.5 "

enamel on found plywood


Green Bird


5.25" x 24.5"(irregular)

enamel on found plywood


Two Birds


12" x 13"(irregular)

enamel on found plywood




12" x 12.75"

enamel on found panel