Mose Tolliver
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Among the most prolific and widely collected of the all the southern self-taught artists, Mose Tolliver (b. 1919) began painting in 1960 after an accident at the furniture factory where he worked left him unable to walk without a cane. He paints on scraps of wood with house paint. His wide range of subjects include birds, animals, watermelon slices and human subjects often depicted in blatantly erotic poses. His son Charles and daughter Annie have both followed in their father's footsteps. his work is shown at scores of galleries and museums, including the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institute, the Morris Museum of Art in Macon, Georgia, the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City, the Akron Art Museum and the Milwaukee Art Museum. He has been included in just about every major exhibition of Southern Vernacular Art since the early 1980's.

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