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Cleveland "Flower Man" Turner 1935-2013

Cleveland Turner, Houston’s Flower Man, is dead By Molly Glentzer | December 2, 2013 | Updated: December 2, 2013 3:42pm Cleveland Turner, the Houston folk artist known as the Flower Man, died Sunday. Discovery Green programming director Suzanne Theis, who knew Turner for more than 20 years and was one…

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Annie Tolliver carries on the family tradition

Annie Mural Tolliver March 20,1950 — Montgomery, AL Painting (oil or water-based) Annie Tolliver was born on March 20, 1950 in Montgomery, Alabama. Annie is the daughter of the preeminent folk artist, Mose Tolliver and Willie Mae Tolliver. She watched her father draw and paint…

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On the sunny side of life – Sunnyslope

Sunnyslope Rock Garden – Grover Cleveland Thompson ? — 1978 Phoenix, AZ Environment with rocks “I don’t think his wife liked it so much.  Maybe that’s why he spent so much time out here working on it.”  That’s just a theory, but if anyone has…

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All that we love deeply becomes a part of us — Cleveland “Flowerman” Turner

Cleveland “Flowerman” Turner May 23, 1943 — December 1, 2013 Houston, TX Folk Art Environment Built: 2003-present A green oasis beckons amid rows of ramshackle houses in the Third Ward, near the University of Houston campus. Cleveland Turner’s gaily painted house peeps out from beneath…

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“Oh Lord Help Me this Day to Keep My Big Mouth Shut” — Big Al Taplet

Big Al Taplet Born 1934 Houston, TX I was just thinking those very words. And started wondering about Big Al, and how he has fared since Katrina. (Above photo of Big Al at his New Orleans home, 2004, courtesy of Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations)…

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Painting with “pure house paint” – Mose Tolliver

Mose Tolliver July 4, 1919 — October 30, 2006 Montgomery, AL Painter “At first [after his accident], everyone took care of me and I got lazy.  When I took up painting, I got started again.”  “I run a painting with a black strip—that’s better than…

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Old ships from “new” materials — John Taylor

John Taylor 1954 — San Juan Capistrano, CA Sculptures from found objects When you look at John Taylor’s ships, is hard to believe that they haven’t just been pulled from the ocean floor. (OK – you can believe it, but the patina is even more…

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