Monday, April 22, 2013

Mose Tolliver that Robert Bishop owned

Small portrait by Mose Tolliver, a self-taught artist who lived in Montgomery, Ala., and became well known after his paintings were displayed at the 1982 show "Black Folk Art in America: 1930 to 1980" at the Corcoran Gallery in DC. Robert Bishop had been director of the Museum of American Fok Art in New York. Bishop died in 1991 and "Mose T' died in 2006. Art dealer Marna Anderson owned the painting after Bishop. 

1 comment:

  1. The very first ones were quite small, and on cardboard. In Bishop's book Folk Art in America three of the early ones were illustrated. Teeny.
    Jim Linderman