James “Buddy” Snipes

Folk artist Buddy Snipes, one of twelve children, was born in Macon County Alabama on October 30, 1943. Living a hardscrabble life as a sickly child, he began to make his own toys out of anything he could find. School lasted only 3 or 4 years and as he got older he worked at a number of odd jobs – logger, farmhand and dishwasher. He soon found that he was good at fixing broken furniture and sagging doors and making wheelbarrows out of old lumber. While fixing things for other people to make his living , he began to make things that he liked from limbs, signs, horseshoes, roots, discarded wire – anything he can find to spark his imagination. “I see something and it just comes to me…God put this in my head and I does it”.

Shows:
Wiregrass Museum, Dothan, Alabama
“Celebrating The Vision: Self-Taught Artists of Alabama” 2000

Guest Artist Kentuck Folk Art Festival

 

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"Mrs. Smilin Face"

3" x 3 3/4" x 2 1/2"
Enamel paint on wood with painted tin figures

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"Camp Meeting People"

3" x 4" x 1 3/4"
Enamel paint on wood with painted tin figures

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"Trick or Treat Family"

9 1/4" x16"
Enamel paint on tin

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"Fourth of July Kids Watching Fireworks"

5 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 4 1/2""

Enamel paint on wood and tin painted figures

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"School Kids Love Sitting Close in Class""

1 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 3"
Enamel paint on wood and tin

$75

"Reverend Carter and Family

Going to Church"

9 1/2" x18"
Enamel paint on tin with wood frame

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"Worm"

3 1/4" x 9"
Enamel paint on tin

with hanging wire

-a cute Christmas tree ornament-

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"Christmas Tree Mermaid"

5 1/4" x 21"
Enamel paint on tin

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"Lady Love Her Bird -

calls him Old Lou"

2 1/2" x3 3/4" x 2 1/4"

Enamel paint on wood with painted tin figures

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"Sunday School Class"

5 3/4" x 5" x 3 1/2"
Enamel paint on wood with painted tin figures

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"Yellow Meat Gospel Singers"


9 3/4" x 16 3/4"

Enamel paint on tin with wood frame -

old piece


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"Mid-Wife Family"


4 3/4" x 3" x 2 1/2"

Enamel paint on wood with painted tin figures


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"Mrs. No Nonsense"
1 1/2" X 2 1/2" X 2"

Enamel paint on wood with painted

tin figure

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"Yellow Gospel Sisters"
9 1/4" x 17"

Enamel paint on wood with wood frame- old piece

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