Mose Tolliver was born in 1915, lived in Montgomery Alabama, and began painting in the late '60s after his legs were crushed in an accident. He would hang his paintings on a tree in the front yard of his home to attract the attention of potential buyers. His work was included in the seminal 1982 show, at the Corcoran Gallery in D.C., "Black Folk Art in America." He was an amazing stylist whose subjects included birds, watermelons, flowers, women & self-portraits. Due to age and health he stopped painting several years before his death on October 30, 2006.