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Famous folk artist on display at Albany Museum

Albany- The works of a famous folk artist are on display at the Albany Museum of Art.

The Mose Tolliver collection is part of the AMA's permanent collection. Tolliver is an Alabama sharecropper's son who quit grammar school to work in the fields. He began painting after an accident left him unable to walk without help.

Tolliver led a movement in the art world to recognize untrained artists.

"He has a second grade education, so this is somebody that has no formal training in academics or in art and his work is really, it's really powerful and fun to look at," said Aaron Berger, director of the museum.

Tolliver's work will be on display on the second floor of the museum through October 1.

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