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Mose Tolliver, 1987. - © Gerald Jones, christian berst — art brut
Name Mose Tolliver
Date 1920 — 1986
Country United States

Mose Tolliver grew up in the Pike Road Community in Alabama, born to a family of sharecropper’s. In the late 1960’s, a load of marble crushed his legs and almost killed him. The accident left him unable to work.

In 1970, at the encouragement of his former employer, he began to paint. Developing a signature wet-on-wet technique, Tolliver began painting animals, people, plants, fruits and vegetables, all in flat perspective, stylistically refined as elementary shapes and symbols. 

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Untitled - © christian berst — art brut
Untitled, 1985
11.81 x 23.62 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1985
8.66 x 4.33 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1988
22.44 x 30.31 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1985
20.47 x 9.84 in
Untitled - © christian berst — art brut
Untitled, 1985
11.81 x 24.02 in
chinese Blue Lily - © christian berst — art brut
chinese Blue Lily, 1987
22.83 x 13.39 in
American Outsiders I the Black South / African-American vernacular art
American Outsiders I : the Black South - © christian berst — art brut

Preface : Phillip March Jones
Foreword : Christian Berst
Catalog published to mark the exhibition American Outsiders I : the Black South / African-American vernacular art, from june 19th to july 18th, 2009.
Co published with les éditions Le livre d’art, 2009.

celestial epics
art brut in the Decharme collection, Villa Médicis. From March 1 to May 19, 2024.
Exhibition souls grown deep like the rivers, black artists from the american south with Thornton Dial, Hawkins Bolden, Mary T. Smith, Mose Tolliver and Henry and Georgia Speller
royal academy of arts, london, united kingdom. From March 17 to June 18, 2023.
Inaugural Exhibition
Pre-Renovation Potluck, March, New-York. From May 15 to June 30, 2021.
Sereno variavel
curated by Antonia Gaeta, Centro de Arte Oliva, São João da Madeira. From October 31, 2020 to May 2, 2021.
Sexual Personae
curated by Alison M. Gingeras, Hôtel Drouot, Paris. From October 21 to 29, 2020.
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Treger Saint-Silvestre Collection, Centro de Arte Oliva, Portugal. From April 13 to September 15, 2019.
In and out of Africa
Oliva Creative Factory, Portugal. From October 7, 2017 to April 7, 2018.
l’art du sud africain-américain, fine Arts Museum de San Francisco, USA. From June 3, 2017 to April 1, 2018.
american outsiders I
the black south, at the gallery. From June 19 to July 18, 2009.
Press review
Sentir a Arte Bruta - Em Viena, a valsa foi outra com a Coleçção Treger/Saint Silvestre
Joaquim Pinto Da Silva, As Artes Entre As Letras. April 27, 2022.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Smithsonian Museum Of American Art
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Musée national d’art moderne (Pompidou)
High Museum of Art
United States
Brooklyn Museum
United States
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Antoine Frérot collection
Treger Saint Silvestre collection
American Folk Art Museum
United States
Intuit, The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
United States
Milwaukee Art Museum
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African American Museum of Dallas
United States
Birmingham Museum of Art
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
The Louisiana State Museum
United States
New Orleans Museum of Art
United States
Minneapolis Institute of Art
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Fine arts museums of San Francisco
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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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Mose Tolliver

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