African American ORIGINAL Folk Art by Leon CollinsThat Dog a Yours 26.5 X35.5

African American ORIGINAL Folk Art by Leon CollinsThat Dog a Yours 26.5 X35.5
African American ORIGINAL Folk Art by Leon CollinsThat Dog a Yours 26.5 X35.5
African American ORIGINAL Folk Art by Leon CollinsThat Dog a Yours 26.5 X35.5
African American ORIGINAL Folk Art by Leon CollinsThat Dog a Yours 26.5 X35.5
African American ORIGINAL Folk Art by Leon CollinsThat Dog a Yours 26.5 X35.5

African American ORIGINAL Folk Art by Leon CollinsThat Dog a Yours 26.5 X35.5
This original painting by African American folk artist Leon Collins depicts one of his childhood memories of quarreling neighbors. Childhood memories constitute a large proportion of his works that includesimages of childhood friends in the smokehouse gang, his aunt and uncle, and his grandmother, Big Mamma, and her seven sisters laboring in the cotton fields. This 2017 painting by Navasota, Texas folk artist Leon Collins, is 26.5 by 38.25by ½, framed, acrylic on wood panel. The unframed dimensions are 23 ½ by 35 ½by 1/2. The metallic frame came with the painting from the artists studio and has several pinprick dents. An African, Leon Collins (1951-) is Navasotas local legend. While he has housed his Color of Life Gallery in several antique stores along East Washington Street, he is known for painting and displaying his treasures on the sidewalk in full view of passersby. According to fellow Navasota artist andsculptor Russell Cushman, Collins is the most successful artist in the Brazos Valley, and perhaps the most prolific artist that Texas has produced. Leon Collins is best known for portraying his many childhood memories, but his work includes a number of distinct phases and styles including the surreal, animal likenesses, and western themes. Collins is an amazingly productive artist, painting one or more works a day. He sells them as fast as he can paint them, so original works of his are rare and hard to find. His life and works have been featured in Images of America: Navasota by Robin and Joy Montgomery (2012), Texas Farm and Home Magazine, Texas Live Magazine, the Navasota CurrentRussell Cushmans blog, The Lufkin News, and the Navasota Examiner. His paintings have been shown in galleries from Bryan, Fort Worth, and Dallas, Texas to New York, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Local showings have included the Redbud Gallery of Houston, the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival, and Rice University. The item “African American ORIGINAL Folk Art by Leon CollinsThat Dog a Yours 26.5 X35.5″ is in sale since Sunday, September 9, 2018. This item is in the category “Art\Paintings”. The seller is “thefolkartstudio-4″ and is located in Pearland, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Canada, South africa, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion.
  • Medium: Acrylic
  • Subject: People
  • Style: Folk Art
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Painting Surface: Wood
  • Features: Framed
  • Color: Multi-Color
  • Year: 2017
  • Width (Inches): 38.25″
  • Date of Creation: 2000-Now
  • Height (Inches): 25.5″
  • Originality: Original
  • Artist: Leon Collins
  • Quantity Type: Single-Piece Work
  • Size: Medium (up to 36in.)

African American ORIGINAL Folk Art by Leon CollinsThat Dog a Yours 26.5 X35.5

Antique American Folk Art Basket of Peaches Still Life Painting On Wood Unsigned

Antique American Folk Art Basket of Peaches Still Life Painting On Wood Unsigned
Antique American Folk Art Basket of Peaches Still Life Painting On Wood Unsigned
Antique American Folk Art Basket of Peaches Still Life Painting On Wood Unsigned
Antique American Folk Art Basket of Peaches Still Life Painting On Wood Unsigned

Antique American Folk Art Basket of Peaches Still Life Painting On Wood Unsigned
Antique American Folk Art Basket of Peaches Still Life Painting On Wood Unsigned. Wood panel measures 13 1/2″ x 10 1/8″. See photos for details and condition. Has chain on back for hanging. The item “Antique American Folk Art Basket of Peaches Still Life Painting On Wood Unsigned” is in sale since Friday, January 3, 2020. This item is in the category “Art\Paintings”. The seller is “kimmly” and is located in Garland, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Medium: Oil
  • Subject: Still Life
  • Date of Creation: 1800-1899
  • Style: Folk Art
  • Originality: Original
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Painting Surface: Wood

Antique American Folk Art Basket of Peaches Still Life Painting On Wood Unsigned

Antique American Folk Art Bald Eagle Oil Painting, Unsigned & Beautiful Frame

Antique American Folk Art Bald Eagle Oil Painting, Unsigned & Beautiful Frame
Antique American Folk Art Bald Eagle Oil Painting, Unsigned & Beautiful Frame
Antique American Folk Art Bald Eagle Oil Painting, Unsigned & Beautiful Frame
Antique American Folk Art Bald Eagle Oil Painting, Unsigned & Beautiful Frame
Antique American Folk Art Bald Eagle Oil Painting, Unsigned & Beautiful Frame
Antique American Folk Art Bald Eagle Oil Painting, Unsigned & Beautiful Frame
Antique American Folk Art Bald Eagle Oil Painting, Unsigned & Beautiful Frame
Antique American Folk Art Bald Eagle Oil Painting, Unsigned & Beautiful Frame
Antique American Folk Art Bald Eagle Oil Painting, Unsigned & Beautiful Frame

Antique American Folk Art Bald Eagle Oil Painting, Unsigned & Beautiful Frame
Up for sale is a beautiful antique American folk art oil painting on board depicting a bald eagle resting on one long tree branch. This painting is unsigned and dates to the early 1900’s measuring in its frame 10.25 x 12.5 inches the painting measures 7.75 x 10 inches. Its gold frame appears to be original and is a favorite style of mine nicely complimenting the work. Painted in a folk / naive manner this early work has nice visible texture to the birds head and tail. Over the years a considerable amount of dirt and grime has built up on the work dulling the colors apparant in the images, a good clean would benefit greatly! The images provided accurately represent the quality, condition and aesthetic beauty of this fine painting but if you have any questions please feel free to ask prior to purchasing! We specialize in fine art from the Renaissance to Modern and even offer easy appraisal services. With thousands of happy customers over the last five years we guarantee your satisfaction with superior customer service and overall experience (check out our feedback). All works of art and valuable items are professionally packed to ensure safe arrival to you, thank you for your interest! The item “Antique American Folk Art Bald Eagle Oil Painting, Unsigned & Beautiful Frame” is in sale since Tuesday, November 14, 2017. This item is in the category “Art\Paintings”. The seller is “henningfineart” and is located in Orlando, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Canada, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Sri lanka.
  • Medium: Oil on Board
  • Date of Creation: 1900-1949
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Originality: Original

Antique American Folk Art Bald Eagle Oil Painting, Unsigned & Beautiful Frame

ANTIQUE 19th CENTURY AMERICAN FEDERAL CHEST WITH FOLK ART PAINT DECORATION

ANTIQUE 19th CENTURY AMERICAN FEDERAL CHEST WITH FOLK ART PAINT DECORATION
ANTIQUE 19th CENTURY AMERICAN FEDERAL CHEST WITH FOLK ART PAINT DECORATION
ANTIQUE 19th CENTURY AMERICAN FEDERAL CHEST WITH FOLK ART PAINT DECORATION
ANTIQUE 19th CENTURY AMERICAN FEDERAL CHEST WITH FOLK ART PAINT DECORATION
ANTIQUE 19th CENTURY AMERICAN FEDERAL CHEST WITH FOLK ART PAINT DECORATION
ANTIQUE 19th CENTURY AMERICAN FEDERAL CHEST WITH FOLK ART PAINT DECORATION
ANTIQUE 19th CENTURY AMERICAN FEDERAL CHEST WITH FOLK ART PAINT DECORATION
ANTIQUE 19th CENTURY AMERICAN FEDERAL CHEST WITH FOLK ART PAINT DECORATION
ANTIQUE 19th CENTURY AMERICAN FEDERAL CHEST WITH FOLK ART PAINT DECORATION
ANTIQUE 19th CENTURY AMERICAN FEDERAL CHEST WITH FOLK ART PAINT DECORATION
ANTIQUE 19th CENTURY AMERICAN FEDERAL CHEST WITH FOLK ART PAINT DECORATION
ANTIQUE 19th CENTURY AMERICAN FEDERAL CHEST WITH FOLK ART PAINT DECORATION

ANTIQUE 19th CENTURY AMERICAN FEDERAL CHEST WITH FOLK ART PAINT DECORATION
ANTIQUE 19th CENTURY AMERICAN FEDERAL CHEST WITH FOLK ART PAINT DECORATION ; A LARGE AMERICAN PINE CHEST OF DRAWERS CIRCA 1825 WITH A WILD FOLK ART PAINTED SURFACE THAT WAS PROBABLY DONE IN THE 1960’s OR 1970’s. PROBABLY INSPIRED BY SOME MUSEUM FOLK ART CHEST. PLEASE LOOK AT PICS CAREFULLY FOR DAMAGE. THE CASE IS IN GOOD CONDITION, BUT I BELIEVE THAT SOMEONE TRIED TO DISTRESS THE DRAWER FRONTS AS THEY HAVE MORE WEAR THAN FROM NORMAL USE. THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE CHEST HAS A SPLIT IN THE TWO BOARDS ALONG THE GLUE JOINT. THERE IS A LARGE CHUNK MISSING FROM THE TOP AS SEEN IN THE PICS. ALL DRAWERS ARE DOVETAILED CONSTRUCTION AND EARLY SQUARE NAILS. 46″ WIDE, 45″ HIGH, 18 DEEP ; AS FOUND CONDITION QUESTIONS? The item “ANTIQUE 19th CENTURY AMERICAN FEDERAL CHEST WITH FOLK ART PAINT DECORATION” is in sale since Thursday, March 28, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Furniture\Dressers & Vanities\1800-1899″. The seller is “tfjfourwinds” and is located in Limington, Maine. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
  • Sub-Style: American
  • Time Period Manufactured: 1800-1899
  • Style: Federal
  • Material: Pine
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Region of Origin: America-Maine
  • Color: Multi-Color

ANTIQUE 19th CENTURY AMERICAN FEDERAL CHEST WITH FOLK ART PAINT DECORATION

Early 1810s American Folk Art Gentleman WithGlasses Miniature Portrait Painting

Early 1810s American Folk Art Gentleman WithGlasses Miniature Portrait Painting
Early 1810s American Folk Art Gentleman WithGlasses Miniature Portrait Painting
Early 1810s American Folk Art Gentleman WithGlasses Miniature Portrait Painting
Early 1810s American Folk Art Gentleman WithGlasses Miniature Portrait Painting
Early 1810s American Folk Art Gentleman WithGlasses Miniature Portrait Painting
Early 1810s American Folk Art Gentleman WithGlasses Miniature Portrait Painting

Early 1810s American Folk Art Gentleman WithGlasses Miniature Portrait Painting
Description- Early 1810s American Folk Art Gentleman W/Glasses Miniature Portrait Painting. Measurements: Approximately 50mm W, 62mm T. Condition: Original as found condition, not in a frame but includes the original glass. The item “Early 1810s American Folk Art Gentleman WithGlasses Miniature Portrait Painting” is in sale since Sunday, May 10, 2020. This item is in the category “Art\Paintings”. The seller is “bittnerantiques” and is located in Shelburne, Vermont. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Size: Mini (up to 6in.)
  • Region of Origin: New England
  • Artist: Unknown
  • Style: Folk Art
  • Inv: shlf1
  • Date of Creation: 1800-1899
  • Year: Circa 1830
  • Features: Framed
  • Color: Multi-Color
  • Subject: Portrait
  • Originality: Original

Early 1810s American Folk Art Gentleman WithGlasses Miniature Portrait Painting

Rare American Folk Art Portrait Miniature by Clarissa Peters Mrs Moses B Russell

Rare American Folk Art Portrait Miniature by Clarissa Peters Mrs Moses B Russell
Rare American Folk Art Portrait Miniature by Clarissa Peters Mrs Moses B Russell

Rare American Folk Art Portrait Miniature by Clarissa Peters Mrs Moses B Russell
It also was produced 1840 (pre 1900). A rare and fantastic portrait miniature by revered Boston portrait miniature painter, Clarissa Peters Mrs. Moses B Russell of a young man. Peters is highly collected for her miniatures of children and babies. This is a more rare portrait of a young man in original gilt metal frame with reverse lens. In any case, the substrate was professionally repaired and stabilized using curren t best practices of conservation/restoration in the field and displays well. It has beautiful depth and color as most of Mrs. Russell’s work has. The item “Rare American Folk Art Portrait Miniature by Clarissa Peters Mrs Moses B Russell” is in sale since Tuesday, June 23, 2020. This item is in the category “Art\Paintings”. The seller is “bradgtr6r08″ and is located in Brentwood, Tennessee. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Style: Miniature
  • Date of Creation: 1800-1899
  • Features: Framed
  • Subject: Portrait
  • Originality: Original

Rare American Folk Art Portrait Miniature by Clarissa Peters Mrs Moses B Russell

American Folk Art Oil Painted Rag Doll

American Folk Art Oil Painted Rag Doll
American Folk Art Oil Painted Rag Doll
American Folk Art Oil Painted Rag Doll
American Folk Art Oil Painted Rag Doll
American Folk Art Oil Painted Rag Doll
American Folk Art Oil Painted Rag Doll
American Folk Art Oil Painted Rag Doll
American Folk Art Oil Painted Rag Doll
American Folk Art Oil Painted Rag Doll
American Folk Art Oil Painted Rag Doll
American Folk Art Oil Painted Rag Doll
American Folk Art Oil Painted Rag Doll

American Folk Art Oil Painted Rag Doll
AMERICAN FOLK ART OIL PAINTED RAG DOLL. Circa: 1900 – 1920. This doll is from a smoke free home and has no odors. I sure wish she could speak and tell you her life history. This cloth doll is 23 inches tall. She is an American Folk Art make-do oil painted rag doll. Painted face over litho rag doll. I would say that she was made in the early 1900’s. For being this old, she is in generally excellent condition. She has some cracking on top and back of her head. Sometime she lost an upper arm that has been replaced. Her facial painting is good. She wears a vintage dress/play suit (it buttons around her legs). She is an interesting very well done example. The chair and bear are not included. Like I said, I sure wish we knew her story. From my home to yours. Delivered right to your front door. Don’t forget to add me on as a favorite. It’s that easy. Thanks, Sharon & Ed. The item “AMERICAN FOLK ART OIL PAINTED RAG DOLL” is in sale since Monday, November 25, 2019. This item is in the category “Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Material\Cloth”. The seller is “honeyandshars” and is located in Sun City West, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Material: Cloth
  • Doll Size: 23 in
  • Features: Antique

American Folk Art Oil Painted Rag Doll

19th Century American Folk Art Watercolor Mother And Daughter 1830 Maine Aafa

19th Century American Folk Art Watercolor Mother And Daughter 1830 Maine Aafa
19th Century American Folk Art Watercolor Mother And Daughter 1830 Maine Aafa
19th Century American Folk Art Watercolor Mother And Daughter 1830 Maine Aafa
19th Century American Folk Art Watercolor Mother And Daughter 1830 Maine Aafa
19th Century American Folk Art Watercolor Mother And Daughter 1830 Maine Aafa
19th Century American Folk Art Watercolor Mother And Daughter 1830 Maine Aafa
19th Century American Folk Art Watercolor Mother And Daughter 1830 Maine Aafa
19th Century American Folk Art Watercolor Mother And Daughter 1830 Maine Aafa
19th Century American Folk Art Watercolor Mother And Daughter 1830 Maine Aafa
19th Century American Folk Art Watercolor Mother And Daughter 1830 Maine Aafa

19th Century American Folk Art Watercolor Mother And Daughter 1830 Maine Aafa
Here is a wonderful primitive 19th Century watercolor of a mother and her child from Maine 1830. As you can see there is plenty of color and detail in the watercolor. There is a beautiful decorated carpet at their feet. It is in its original grain painted frame. The backing was removed and updated to an acid free black mat and archival corners. The size of the watercolor is 9 X 10 1/2. ” The frame is 12 3/4″ 14 5/8. Provenance is from the Lynn Dingus Collection in Ohio. That is her label on the back of the watercolor. I do leave feedback, please do the same. The item “19TH CENTURY AMERICAN FOLK ART WATERCOLOR MOTHER AND DAUGHTER 1830 MAINE AAFA” is in sale since Sunday, April 19, 2020. This item is in the category “Art\Paintings”. The seller is “drhalls” and is located in South Central Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Size: Medium (up to 36in.)
  • Region of Origin: New England
  • Artist: Unknown
  • Style: Folk Art
  • Quantity Type: Single-Piece Work
  • Painting Surface: Paper
  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Date of Creation: 1800-1899
  • Year: Circa 1830
  • Features: Framed
  • Width (Inches): 10.5
  • Color: Multi-Color
  • Subject: Portrait
  • Originality: Original
  • Height (Inches): 9

19th Century American Folk Art Watercolor Mother And Daughter 1830 Maine Aafa

African American Folk Art Painting by Leon Collins Giclee Reproduction

African American Folk Art Painting by Leon Collins Giclee Reproduction
African American Folk Art Painting by Leon Collins Giclee Reproduction
African American Folk Art Painting by Leon Collins Giclee Reproduction
African American Folk Art Painting by Leon Collins Giclee Reproduction
African American Folk Art Painting by Leon Collins Giclee Reproduction

African American Folk Art Painting by Leon Collins Giclee Reproduction
This selection is a Giclee reproduction on stretchedcanvas of Checkerboard Guitar, a 2016 painting by Navasota, Texas folk artistLeon Collins. It is 16 by 20 by 1, unframed. This standard size makes foreasy framing. It is one of his many paintingsthat celebrate the local music traditions. As Blues Capital of Texas, Navasota washome to the Navasota Blues Fest for many years. In this painting the guitar isthe real star. In reflecting on it, the artist recalls that in the old daysmusicians used anything they could find to fashion into instruments, includingwashboards and shovels. A number of his paintings also adorn the faces ofguitars and banjos. Other paintings with these themes include the surrealTaking Five (2018), Blues Time (2009), and Banjo Man (2016). The originalpainting is acrylic on canvas, 24 by 36, and is owned by a private collectorin Navasota. An African American, Leon Collins (1951-) isNavasotas local legend. While he has housed his Color of Life Gallery inseveral antique stores along East Washington Street, he is known for paintingand displaying his treasures on the sidewalk in full view of passersby. According to fellow Navasota artist andsculptor Russell Cushman, Collins is the most successful artist in the BrazosValley, and perhaps the most prolific artist that Texas has produced. LeonCollins is best known for portraying his many childhood memories, but his workincludes a number of distinct phases and styles. Collins is an amazinglyproductive artist, painting one or more works a day. He sells them as fast as he can paint them, so original works of his are rare and hard to find. His life and works havebeen featured in Images of America:Navasota by Robin and Joy Montgomery (2012), Texas Live Magazine, theNavasota CurrentRussell Cushmans blog, The Lufkin News, and the NavasotaExaminer. His paintings have been shown in galleries from Bryan, Fort Worth, and Dallas, Texas to New York, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Local showingshave included the Redbud Gallery of Houston, the Main Street Fort Worth ArtsFestival, and Rice University. The item “African American Folk Art Painting by Leon Collins Giclee Reproduction” is in sale since Sunday, August 19, 2018. This item is in the category “Art\Paintings”. The seller is “thefolkartstudio-4″ and is located in Pearland, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation, Canada, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion.
  • Medium: Giclee
  • Subject: Music
  • Style: Folk Art
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Painting Surface: Canvas
  • Color: Multi-Color
  • Year: 2016
  • Width (Inches): 16 inches
  • Date of Creation: 2000-Now
  • Height (Inches): 20 inches
  • Originality: Reproduction
  • Artist: Leon Collins
  • Quantity Type: Single-Piece Work
  • Size: Medium (up to 36in.)

African American Folk Art Painting by Leon Collins Giclee Reproduction

Original African American Painting by Black Folk Artist Moses Tolliver

Original African American Painting by Black Folk Artist Moses Tolliver
Original African American Painting by Black Folk Artist Moses Tolliver
Original African American Painting by Black Folk Artist Moses Tolliver
Original African American Painting by Black Folk Artist Moses Tolliver
Original African American Painting by Black Folk Artist Moses Tolliver

Original African American Painting by Black Folk Artist Moses Tolliver
This is a beautiful original by Moses Tolliver, please note the nail holes in the wood. I bought this piece from the Washington Design Center, which was located in SW Washington DC. Tolliver was born one of 12 children to sharecroppers Ike and Laney Tolliver in the Pike Road community, near Montgomery, Alabama. His exact year of birth is unknown, though it is known he was born on the Fourth of July. He attended school only until the third grade due to a self-described lack of interest in education. In the 1930s, the family moved to Montgomery, Alabama where he helped support his parents and their large family by doing odd jobs. In the early 1940s he married his childhood friend, Willie Mae Thomas, and had 13 children, 11 of whom survived to adulthood. 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, pain and long hours of idle time. He would often turn his paintings upside-down and paint the picture of perhaps an animal and landscape positioned from various directions. Tolliver’s titles are wildly divergent; e. “Smoke Charlies”, “Scopper Bugs” or “Jick Jack Suzy Satisfying her own Self”. Tolliver died from pneumonia at age 82 on October 30, 2006, in Montgomery, Alabama. Tolliver signed his work, “MoseT” with a backward “s”. He regularly worked with “pure house paint” on plywood, creating whimsical and sometimes erotic pictures of animals, humans, and flora. His familiar themes also included watermelons and birds. Tolliver’s painting style is referred to as flat, full frontal or straight profile with a muted palette. A “Quail Bird” may glide over a cotton field, or a spread-leg “Diana” or “Moose Lady” may be straddled over an exercise bicycle rack. Never able to walk well following his injury, he painted many self portraits with crutches or would sit on his bed and balance whatever surface he was painting on, on his knees. Tolliver’s themes were drawn from his own experiences. Tolliver’s work has been exhibited in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC, and at the Philadelphia College of Art, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The item “Original African American Painting by Black Folk Artist Moses Tolliver” is in sale since Tuesday, July 23, 2019. This item is in the category “Art\Paintings”. The seller is “cowboy280″ and is located in Silver Spring, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Size: Medium (up to 36in.)
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Artist: Moses Tolliver (MOSEST)
  • Style: Black Folk Art
  • Listed By: Owner
  • Painting Surface: Wood
  • Quantity Type: Single-Piece Work
  • Medium: House Paint on Wood w/Nail Holes
  • Date of Creation: Unknown
  • Year: Pre-1990
  • Features: Hand Painted Beautifully Framed
  • Width (Inches): 32
  • Color: Multi-Color
  • Subject: Black Folk Art
  • Originality: Original
  • Height (Inches): 24

Original African American Painting by Black Folk Artist Moses Tolliver