William Tolliver (American (active Louisiana and Mississippi),1951-2000), "Gloria",mixed media (oil and pastel) on canvas, signed lower right "William Tolliver", title inscribed on stretcher. Vertically-aligned modern figural mixed media work of art depicting a stylish young woman standing at center with sketched form in light green pastel throughout, textured peacock green hair, gold long gold hoop earrings, blue and red outfit on curved body against dark indigo blue background. Unframed approximately 40.25" x 30.25". Note: In the vein of Romare Bearden (American, 1911-1988) and Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917-2000), William Tolliver is counted among the great African American artists of the 20th century. Tolliver's work is characterized by his self-taught genius and the resulting evolutionary progression of his chosen materials and even style of painting.
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