Mose Tolliver

 Mose Tolliver, one of the elder statesmen of folk art, was born July 4, 1915 (to 1920 - the exact date and year are in question) in Pike Road community near Pintala, Alabama. Mose T, as he has become known, moved to Montgomery as a teenager soon after his father died and worked there for many years as a gardener, farmer, and house painter before an accident in the late 1960’s left him with crushed legs and precipitated a period of drunken depression. Encouraged by a former employer to take up painting, Mose T picked up a paintbrush, found his calling and the world of folk art was forever enriched. A self taught artist, Mose began to paint in his trademark palette of housepaint, compulsively creating his own unique paintings of birds, snakes, flowers and tree forms - later adding people and other animals. Since the early 1980’s his works have been widely exhibited in many folk art galleries and museums and have been increasingly collected over the years. Mose Tolliver is recognized today as one of the most important folk artists in the nation.  

 

Mose Tolliver is part of numerous permanent folk art collections including:
Birmingham Museum of Art
Akron Art Museum
Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art

Many folk art exhibitions show Mose Tolliver works including:
Retrospective, American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY
Passionate Visions of the American South, New Orleans, LA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Self Portrait "

#KG-1742

16" x 35 7/8"

house paint on wood

$1250

 

 

 

 

"Green Lizard"

#84

 12" x 13 3/4"

house paint on wood

SOLD

 

 

"Self Portrait"

#KG-1743

16" x 32"

house paint on wood

$1000

 

"Black Eyed Susans"

#110

14 1/2" x 24"

irregular shape

house paint on wood

$325

"Lilies"

#46

 

12" x 24"

house paint on wood

$375

Double Snake

#AB

12 1/4" x 24"

house paint on wood

SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crucifix

18" x 30"

housepaint on wood

 

$600

 

 

 

 

Self Portrait

#10

24" diameter x 3/4" thick

house paint on wood

SOLD

 

Whale

#19

12" x 24"

house paint on wood

$475

 

 

 

"Self Portrait"

#215

12" x 24"

house paint on wood

SOLD

 

 

Self Portrait

#64

12" x 24"

house paint on wood

$425

 

 

Freedom Bus

#65

24" x 11 3/4"
house paint on wood


SOLD

Bird and Moon

#52

12" x 24"

$475

 

Star Flowers & Magnolia Blossoms

#114

24" x 23 3/4"

house paint on wood

Circa 1976

SOLD

 

"Pine Tree"

#71

12" x 24"

House paint on wood

$375

 

                       

Gar

#11

24" diameter x 3/4" thick


house paint on wood

 

$500


 

"Cotton Plant"

#44

12" x 24"

House paint on wood

SOLD

 

 

 

Spotted Turtle

#230

20 1/2" x 18"

house paint on wood

 

$425

 

 

"Green Spotted Eagle"

#36

24" x 12"

House paint on wood

$425

 

 

Red Watermelon

#96

15 3/4" x 8 1/4"

house paint on wood

SOLD

 

"Self Portrait"

#67

12" x 24"
house paint on wood

$425

                

Detail

Repurposed Painted Clock

This very unusual Mose T clock has a

composite plastic body highlighted with green and gold paint. Mose removed the clock mechanism and painted the tin clock face with his iconic flowers (7" diameter)

29" x 13 1/2" x 3"

overall measurements

$250

 

Candy Man

#113

17" x 32"
house paint on wood
Mid 1980's

SOLD

Steppin Out

#20

12" x 24"
house paint on wood

SOLD

 

 

Self Portrait

(#15)

12" x 24"

house paint on wood

$450

 

Self Portrait

#26

12" x 24"
house paint on wood

SOLD

E

E

 

Black Lady

#16

12” x 24”
house paint on wood


$450

 

"Self Portrait"

#47


12" x 24"


house paint on wood


SOLD

Green Moose Lady

#264

18 5/8” x 11 ¾”
1982
house paint on scrap wood paneling

$495

southern visionary folk art artwork works artworks artists artist gallery galleries online gallery southern visionary folk art artwork works artworks artists artist gallery galleries online gallery southern visionary folk art artwork works artworks artists artist gallery galleries online gallery southern visionary folk art artwork works artworks artists artist gallery galleries online gallery southern visionary folk art artwork works artworks artists artist gallery galleries online gallery folk art artwork works artworks artists artist gallery galleries online gallery tramp art haitian art pensacola florida images paintings mixed media buy view orderjimmie lee sudduth mose tolliver rudolph bostic big al taplet purvis young r.a. miller ra r a howard finster w.c. rice wc w c caludio tortorelli macon butch anthony buddy snipes chris calrk lonnie holley eric legge woddie long michael banks lamar sorrento ab the flagman reg k gee ruby c williams john cornbread anderson gazbo vic genero rufus clementine hunter todd shannon vilardi missionary mary proctor david kontra crsytal fuller kevin orth gloria mother smith z.b. armstrong zb z b annie tolliver kubra holley steve keene d finley