From Inventory Sheets:
Mose Tolliver (American, 1920-2006)
Untitled,oil on panel
Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations Provenance: James Smith Pierce Collection
University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection
Moses Ernest Tolliver, the child of African-American sharecroppers, was born into a large family in Alabama. He began to make paintings in the late 1960s after his legs were severely injured in an on-the-job accident in a furniture factory. Using house paint, he produced eccentric and childlike images of animals, people, and plant life—as in the work on display. Signing his work “MOSET” (with a backwards “S”), he became well known in the self-taught art world and many museums collect his work.
James Smith Pierce Collection
Tag: JSP Estate Collection