|Name(s):||Tolliver, William, artist.|
|Type of Resource:||still image|
|Physical Form:||screen printing|
|Extent:||1 print ; 57 cm x 82 cm|
|Abstract/Description:||Hand-pulled serigraph. Black & white with red accent. Shows an elderly man seated at a piano.|
Print series 24 of 350.
Donated to the State Black Archives Research Center & Museum by Velma A. Walker.
Artist's bio: In the ten years from the time he came to the attention of the art establishment until his untimely death at 49, William Tolliver (December 17, 1951 - September 01, 2000) was widely considered to be something of a prodigy. He had no formal training, but seemed to have come into the world as a natural artistic genius. He had the ability to recall the past in almost photographic detail, and a discipline and determination to master his craft. Tolliver left his native Mississippi in 1965 for Los Angeles, where he joined the Job Corps while continuing informal study. After losing his job as a carpenter, he began to sell his paintings. A local gallery started carrying his work and public demand grew so much that he began to paint full time. He eventually moved to Atlanta, where he opened his own gallery in the exclusive Buckhead neighborhood. He exhibited throughout the US including the rotunda of the US Capitol. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections in America and abroad. Tolliver was a versatile artist who handled figurative subjects, landscapes and semi-abstracts; he is generally considered to be a master of color, harmony, and design.
Digitized by J.F. Drake Memorial LRC; Alabama A&M University.
|Held by:||Alabama A&M University|
|Restrictions on Access:||©2014, Alabama A&M University. All images in Alabama A&M's Digital Collections are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode). In order to obtain high resolution images or rights to commercial use, please contact the Coordinator for Archives and Special Collections at the J. F. Drake Memorial LRC, Alabama A&M University.|
|Is Part Of:||State Black Archives Research Center & Museum at Alabama A&M University.|