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Alabama folk artist Mose Tolliver featured in exhibition at AU’s Jule Collins Smith Museum

Self-Portrait with Red Jacket,   not dated. Latex paint on plywood,   Collection of Micki Beth Stiller

AUBURN – “Pure Paint: A Grand Retrospective of Montgomery’s Mose T” is on exhibition at Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum through March 25. The exhibition features the paintings and assemblages of the late folk artist and Alabama native Mose Tolliver.

Lee Kogan, director of the Museum of American Folk Art’s Folk Art Institute and an authority on 20th century self-taught artists, will present a lecture on Tolliver on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. in the museum auditorium.

Tolliver’s paintings reflect his exploration of birds, animals, trees, flowers and watermelons as well as buses and other modes of transportation and offer a captivating and delightful world that enchants his audiences. His sense of history and awareness of popular culture as well as his own personal mythologies are evident in these animated and vivid representations.

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