Paradise, From the Fall of Man Series

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Edgar Tolson (American, 1904–1984)
Paradise, From the Fall of Man Series, 1969
Carved wood with paint, pencil, glue and pen
The Michael and Julie Hall Collection of American Folk Art M1989.315.1
Photo credit: John R. Glembin
Not Currently on View

Publication History
Cooke, Lynne. Outliers and American Vanguard Art. 2017, pl. 122, pp. 232-233, color illus.

Hayes, Jeffrey Russell, Lucy R. Lippard, and Kenneth L. Ames. Common Ground/Uncommon Vision: The Michael and Julie Hall Collection of American Folk Art. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Museum, 1993. p. 274-281, no. 205a, color illus. p. 276 (General Fall of Man Series 19, 20, 77 and 127).
Exhibition History
Outliers and American Vanguard Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., January 28-May 13, 2018; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, June 24-September 30, 2018; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, November 18, 2018-March 18, 2019.

Uncommon Folk: Traditions in American Art, Milwaukee Art Museum, January 29–May 4, 2014.

“a four dimensional being writes poetry on a field with sculptures, Curated by Charles Ray” Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY, June 27-August 11, 2006.

Folk Sculpture USA (The Brooklyn Museum, March 6–May 31, 1976; traveled to Los Angeles County Museum of Art, July 4–August 29, 1976): no. 95a; Common Ground/Uncommon Vision (Milwaukee Art Museum et. al., 1993–1995): 205a

Folk Sculpture USA, The Brooklyn Museum, Mach 6–May 31, 1976 (traveled to Los Angeles County Museum of Art, July 4–August 29, 1976), nos. 95a-h


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