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Mud, Sugar, Pencil, & Paint

While these four words seem as they have no common link, these are actually the main mediums used by well-known folk artists Jimmy Lee Sudduth and Mose Tolliver, better known as Mose T. Not all great artists attended art schools. Many artists were shaped primarily by lessons learned from family, community, work, and spiritual experiences. Some paint on canvas but others depended on more readily available materials.

These outsider artists used discarded materials and everyday objects to create beautiful works of art. Both from rural South Alabama, they are recognized for their range of subjects including animals around them, people they knew or saw, houses and buildings, fruit, and many things between. Jimmy Lee and Mose T’s distinctive works are exhibited in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C., the American Folk Art Museum in New York City, and many more.

This exhibit would not have been possible without the generosity of the patrons of the Carnegie Visual Arts Center. Special thank you to Trudy Grisham, Kim and Jeff Hallmark, and Tammie Clark.

More about the Artists: Mose Tolliver |  Jimmy Lee SudduthAnnie Tolliver

The Community Art Wall Series: Huntsville Ballet Company

Mose T. | Blue Watermelon | paint on plywood board | NFS
Mose T. | Angry Black Bird | paint on plywood board | NFS
Mose T. | Yellow Watermelon | paint on plywood board | NFS
Jimmy Lee Sudduth | Self Portrait | earth pigments & house paint on plywood | NFS
Mose T. | Crazy Family | paint on plywood board | NFS
Jimmy Lee Sudduth | House in Scraffito Siding | earth pigments & house paint on plywood | NFS
Jimmy Lee Sudduth | Cottage Sketch | pencil | NFS
Jimmy Lee Sudduth | Cotton Pickers | earth pigments & house paint on plywood | NFS
Jimmy Lee Sudduth | Woman | earth pigments & house paint on plywood | NFS
Mose T. | Mose Carriage House Swimming Hole | paint on plywood board | NFS
Mose T. | Dancing Ladies | paint on plywood board | NFS
Mose T. | Big Bird & Company | paint on plywood board | NFS
Mose T. | Watermelon | paint on plywood board | NFS
Annie T. | Bessie Smith Singing Empty Bed Blues | paint on plywood | NFS
Jimmy Lee Sudduth | Flowers | earth pigments on plywood | NFS
Mose T. | Fish | paint on plywood board | NFS
Mose T. | Snake | paint on wood half-crescent | NFS
Jimmy Lee Sudduth | Polka Dot Overalls | earth pigments & house paint on plywood | NFS
Mose T. | Watermelon | paint on plywood board | NFS
Jimmy Lee Sudduth | Tractor/Truck Cotton Pickers | earth pigments & house paint on plywood | NFS
Jimmy Lee Sudduth | White Person Milking Cow | earth pigments & house paint on plywood | NFS
Jimmy Lee Sudduth | Building | earth pigments & house paint on masonite | NFS
Mose T. | Red Phoenix Bird | paint on plywood board | NFS
Mose T. | Bus | paint on plywood board | NFS
Jimmy Lee Sudduth | Chicken | earth pigments & house paint on plywood | NFS
Mose T. | Night Blooms | paint on plywood square | NFS
Mose T. | Birds Flying in Moonlight | paint on plywood board | NFS
Mose T. | Wedding Lady | paint on plywood board | NFS
Mose T. | Crazy Family | paint on plywood board | NFS
Mose T. | Watermelon | paint on masonite board | NFS
Mose T. | Pink & Blue Birds | paint on plywood board | NFS
Mose T. | Turtle | paint on plywood board | NFS

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