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"Watermill 2004 31x51" by Jimmy Lee Sudduth - Very Well Priced
Watermill 2004 31x51 Original Painting by Jimmy Lee Sudduth
Watermill 2004 31x51 Original Painting by Jimmy Lee Sudduth - 0
Watermill 2004 31x51 Original Painting by Jimmy Lee Sudduth - 1
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Jimmy Lee Sudduth

"Watermill 2004 31x51"

  • Original Painting : Mixed Media, to Include Earth Pigments And Acrylic Paint

    Size : 29x48 in  |  74x122 cm
    Framed : 31x51 in  |  79x130 cm

Condition Excellent 
Framed without GlassWood Strip Moulding 
Purchased fromGallery 2005 
Provenance / History J. Compton Gallery, Wimberly, Texas 
Certificate of AuthenticityNotarized Letter from Seller 
Jimmy Lee Sudduth - United States

Art Brokerage: Jimmy Lee Sudduth African American Folk Artist: b. 1910-2007. Jimmy Lee Sudduth (1910-2007) was raised on a farm at Caines Ridge, near Fayette, Alabama. His mother was a medicine woman, part Native American, who frequently took him with her into the woods and fields to search for plants for her herbal remedies. This experience provided him with an extensive knowledge of the flora of Fayette County, which he later used to color his paintings. On one of these trips as a small boy he created his first painting on a treestump, using mud from the surrounding ground. Several days later, they returned to the site and found the mud painting intact. His mother took this as a sign that her son should continue painting: thus began a career that continues to this day. His early works use a medium he calls "sweet mud," a distinctive blend of richly colored local clays mixed with sugary liquids (cola or syrup, for example). With this concoction substituting for paint, he has created works of amazing strength and power--"at once ingenious, charming, witty, and highly observant. Although his Fayette environment was restrictive in many ways, Sudduth's imagination was boundless. His subjects are complex and wide ranging, from people, animals, and situations familiar to residents of west Alabama, to the larger world he knew mostly from popular media. With a wooden panel on his lap and his mud bucket beside him, he captured the images that filled his life, both experienced and imagined. Listings wanted.