Everard Auctions and Appraisals
Live Auction

Fall Southern Estates and Collections: Session I

Tue, Oct 17, 2023 10:00AM EDT
Lot 269

Jimmy Lee Sudduth (AL, 1910-2007), Girl with Flowers

Estimate: $600 - $800
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Propety of a Private Collector, Savannah, GA


Jimmy Lee Sudduth (AL, 1910-2007), Girl with Flowers, Paint on Plywood, signed lower left, depicting a female figure with flowers around her head against a black background, unframed.

Jimmy Lee Sudduth was an imaginative folk artist and blues musician from Fayette, Alabama. He rarely painted with brushes, but rather used his fingers to directly apply his pigments, often clay, mud, sand or soot, directly onto plywood boards. Drawing inspiration from the world around him, Sudduth painted animals, architecture, farm scenes, people he knew, and the occasional celebrity he didn't. He exhibited widely in his lifetime and is viewed as an early master of contemporary Southern art. His work can be found in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the High Museum and the House of Blues among others.

Measurements: Height: 23 1/2 in. x Width: 23 3/4 in.


Good condition, some wear to paint.

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