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Mose Tolliver on Sale Now at Auction

Mose Tolliver (1925-2006)  Please Register/Login to access your Invaluable Alerts

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Mose Tolliver, Woman Looking For Food For Baby art

Estimate: $100 - $300

Description: painting . Mose Tolliver, Woman Looking For Food For Baby painting On wood plank. 1919-2006, Alabama. Signed in lower right hand corner. Background painted pale yellow with blue boarder. Folk art outsider art, naive art. Art brute, Depicts woman and child.Titled on verso. Measures 32-1/2" h x 16-1/2" W Tolliver was born one of 12 children to sharecroppers Ike and Laney Tolliver[1] in Pike Road, near Montgomery, Alabama. His exact year of birth is unknown, though it is known he was born on the Fourth of July.[1] He married his childhood friend, Willie Mae Thomas, in the 1940s and had 13 children, 11 of whom survived to adulthood.[1] During the late 1960s, after a severe injury (his legs were crushed when a load of marble shifted and fell from a forklift as he was sweeping in the furniture factory), he turned to painting to combat boredom and long hours of idle time. Tolliver was self-taught and

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