Leslie Lovell, Savannah GA

Annie Tolliver - Outside/Folk Art

Annie Tolliver was born in Montgomery, AL and is the daughter of the well known artist, Mose Tolliver.

As a child, Annie would pass the time drawing and making clay objects. Her painting was heavily influenced by her father’s art until 1990 when she was encouraged by an art dealer at the Kentuck Show in Tuscaloosa to begin painting in her own style.

Her work shows some definite differences from that of Mose T. Her work is more colorful, with brighter and more varied colors. Her shapes are her own, with more muscular bodies and many more details such as tiny white teeth, trim on the clothing, and polished finger nails. Her paint has a flat, hard-edged look, and she seldom mixes her colors.

Her work is included in the collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Strombecker Corporation in Illinois and the House of Blues. Born in 1950, she is one of the artists selected for the exhibition "Voices Rising: Alabama Women at the Millenium", organized to open in the summer of 2000 as the state showcase at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. that also toured throughout Alabama in late 2000 and 2001.