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.

 

Freedom Bus

early-mid 1980s

23" x 33"

enamel on found panel

 

"Fierce" Self-Portrait

ca.1990s

22" x 20"

enamel on wood

 

Jig Jag Lady

ca. 1984

23"H x 12"W

Enamel on plywood scrap

 

Female Erotic

ca. 1980

11.75" x 9"

enamel on plywood

 

Bull

1977

9.5" x 16.5 "

enamel on paneling scrap

 

Mother & Child

late 1980s

33" x 16"

enamel on wood

 

Green Bird

2000

5.25" x 24.5"(irregular)

enamel on found plywood

 

Two Birds

1980s

12" x 13"(irregular)

enamel on found plywood

 

Self-Portrait w/ Red Moon

ca.1980-82

18" x 14.5"

mixed media on found panel

 

Untitled

ca.1980-82

26" x 18"

enamel on found panel