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Lady with Blue Blouse and Red Skirt

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Lady with Blue Blouse and Red Skirt

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Mose Tolliver
American, 1919–2006


ca. 1984


Paint on board

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The celebrated Alabama artist Mose Tolliver began painting full-time after an industrial accident left him unable to work. Along with his own idiosyncratic versions of fruit, animals, and self-portraits, women were a subject he often portrayed. While some of his paintings of women were sexually explicit, here Tolliver depicted a demure lady fully clothed in vibrant reds and blues. The composition draws strength from its subtly shaped areas of solid color.


Purchase with funds from T. Marshall Hahn and Lucinda W. Bunnen for the Nasisse Collection

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© Estate of Mose Tolliver/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York