Mose Tolliver Folk Art Acrylic Painting of a Watermelon
Mose Ernest Tolliver (Alabama, 1920 – 2006)
Untitled (watermelon), late 20th to 21st century
Acrylic on board
Signed to the lower left
Born in Alabama, self-taught Outsider artist Mose Tolliver began painting after a work accident left his legs severely injured. He is known for his brightly colored compositions featuring simplistic forms and shapes often portraying abstract figures, animals, and nature. His works have been exhibited at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the American Folk Art Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, among other prestigious institutions.
- stray marks around the edges; some pigment loss; craquelure.