Self-taught artist, Annie Tolliver was born March 20, 1950, in Montgomery, Alabama. She passed away March 13, 2018.
Annie was 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, was different in many ways. Her subjects were her family and funny animals that made her smile.
Annie Tolliver’s work is widely collected and many galleries represent her.