African American Artist William Tolliver Dead at 49
SPECIAL REPORT--William Tolliver, a contemporary painter of African American art, died Sept. 1 at the age of 49--but not before leaving an indelible mark on the art world.
Tolliver emerged as a professional artist in the 1980s. His versatile and exuberant style captured the attention of galleries and collectors across the United States and more than 700 of his paintings sold in three years. In part because of the high demand and sale of his work, the African American art market flourished to a greater height during this time.
Tolliver has exhibited in the rotunda of the United States Senate Building and is featured in museum collections such as the Corcoran Museum in …
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Publication information: Article title: African American Artist William Tolliver Dead at 49. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Art Business News. Volume: 27. Issue: 11 Publication date: November 2000. Page number: 36. © 2009 Summit Business Media. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.