Artist

Mose Tolliver

Nationality

American

Artist Dates

1920-2006

Title of Work

Untitled

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Medium

Oil on panel

Signature

Lower left

Height

8"

Width

6"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection; James Smith Pierce Collection

Status

Stored: R31

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

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

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