Rock Dog

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Edgar Tolson (American, 1904–1984)
Rock Dog, ca. 1945
Carved and painted limestone
30 × 15 1/2 × 24 in. (76.2 × 39.37 × 60.96 cm)
The Michael and Julie Hall Collection of American Folk Art M1989.312
Photo credit: John Nienhuis
Currently on View

Publication History
Klotter, James C., and Freda C. Klotter. Faces of Kentucky. Lexington, Ky: Univerity Press of Kentucky, 2006, p. 197, color illus.

Ardery, Julie S., The Temptation, Edgar Tolson and the Genesis of Twentieth-Century Folk Art. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1998. Illus. color p1. 1.

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.256, cat. 186, color illus. p.257.
Exhibition History
Uncommon Folk: Traditions in American Art, Milwaukee Art Museum, January 29–May 4, 2014.

Dog Days of Summer, Milwaukee Art Museum, August – September 17, 1995.

Common Ground/Uncommon Vision: The Michael and Julie Hall Collection of American Folk Art, Milwaukee Art Museum, April 16 – June 20, 1993; Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, July 18 – September 5, 1993; Albright Knox Art Gallery November 12, 1993 – January 2, 1994; Phoenix Art Museum, March 5 – May 15, 1994; Delaware Art Museum, June 10 – September 4, 1994; Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, October 3, 1994 – January 2, 1995.


This information is subject to change as the result of ongoing research.