Lot 318
Jimmy Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007), Cotton Picking
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
House paint on plywood board, depiction of workers in profile against a dark field with a rapidly filling wagon, signed upper left "Jim Sudduth", retaining a gallery paper label en verso. Added wire for hanging, not framed.

24.5 x 48 in.

Private Collection, Chapel Hill, NC

Farm raised Jimmy was one of the fore-runners of Southern self taught art, using his fingers to paint with combinations of organic materials and paint. Sudduth's work is included in the collections of many American museums. In 2005 the Birmingham Museum of Art featured a one-man exhibition. His painting, Self Portrait with Banjo, is on view at the Smithsonian Luce Foundation Center.

Good estate condition.

$1,000 - 2,000