Yellow Watermelon Mose Tolliver Painting

U.S.A., c. 1995
12 x 24 in (30 x 61 cm)
ID #MT-Z-60
A cross-section of a juice yellow watermelon. Looks good enough to eat!

Mose Tolliver was a self-taught folk artist whose works are in museums ranging from the Met to the Smithsonian. His childhood did not set him up for the success he later found in the art world -- he was born to sharecropper parents in Alabama and dropped out of school in the 3rd grade. Until around the age of 45 he worked labor-intensive jobs. It was only when his legs were crushed by marble that he began to teach himself how to paint as a way to ease the pain and boredom. His paintings are distinct -- colorful and often mythical scenes of nature and humans that are chock-full of vibrant patterns and bizarre angles. His signature, Mose T. with a backwards “S,” perfectly completes his pieces.

Artist: Mose Tolliver

Material: Plywood

MT-#60

250-500 african american Alabama art brut outsider art black folk art food fruit garden meal naive art original painting plants self-taught size-12x24 snack South watermelon

More from $250 to $500


Souscrivez aux Bons d'Armement Poster
Souscrivez aux Bons d'Armement Poster
France, 1939
32 x 31 in 81 x 79 (cm)
$400
Rotterdamse Zeilschepen in de Negentiende Eeuw Poster
Rotterdamse Zeilschepen in de Negentiende Eeuw Poster
The Netherlands, 1963
23 x 16 in 58 x 41 (cm)
$300
Boats Off the Shore Print
Boats Off the Shore Print
U.S.A, c. 1890
19 x 16 in 48 x 41 (cm)
$250
La Cremaillere Poster
La Cremaillere Poster
England, c. 1900
21 x 20 in 53 x 51 (cm)
$400
Gideon und Seine Dreihundert Poster
Gideon und Seine Dreihundert Poster
U.S.A, 1901
35 x 25 in 89 x 64 (cm)
$400
Christi Predigt in Nazareth Poster
Christi Predigt in Nazareth Poster
U.S.A, c. 1900
30 x 20 in 76 x 51 (cm)
$300