Annie Tolliver was born March 20, 1950 in Montgomery, Alabama.
Annie Tolliver is the daughter of a well known artist, Mose Tolliver. As a child, Annie would pass the time drawing and making clay objects. She dropped out of school at age seventeen to marry and become a mother. Influenced by her father’s art, Annie began to paint, but her paintings were sold as Mose’s until 1990, when she was encouraged by an art dealer to sign her own work. Her style, though similar to Mose’s, is different in many ways. Her subjects are her family
and funny animals that make her smile.
Annie Tolliver’s work is widely collected and many galleries represent her.