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Eddy Mumma (Florida/Ohio, 1908-1986) double-sided Folk Art/Outsider Art painting on cardstock. One side depicts a half-length figure with pink skin and red hood or hair, rendered in gestural brush strokes over exposed beige support. Identified as "Lori Justice" on sticker attached plastic sleeve: "Lori Justice / $400." En verso is an abstracted landscape scene that appears to depicts a building before a river on a snowy day, with red and brown vegetation throughout. Unsigned and unframed, includes general informational print-out. After 1969. 14 1/2" H x 11 3/4" W. Note: "Eddy Mumma took up painting at age 60, working alone in a small house in Gainesville, FL, where he lived to be near his only daughter, Carroll, and her family after the death of his wife. At Carroll's suggestion he enrolled in a painting class, but was so offended at the teacherâs criticism of his 'sloppy' art that he promptly quit the lessons. From that point forward, 'Mr. Eddy'–as he liked to be known–immersed himself in his working on his own, often covering both sides of any surface he could acquire and amassing the art on the increasingly full walls of his home. Restricted to a wheelchair in his tiny clapboard house, Mr. Eddy did not often go further than his front porch. His work became his world, filled from floor to ceiling with the colorful portraits he produced. Eddy did not sell his work, refused opportunities to exhibit and turned away interested gallery owners. He gave away or traded for art supplies only a few paintings during his lifetime. He said, 'my paintings belong with me.' Upon his death at age 78, Mr. Eddy left about 1,000 paintings as well as painted doors, lamps, and surfaces within the tiny home where he spent his last years." Source: "The Paintings of Eddy Mumma;" Anne E. Gilroy, Curator; Thomas Center Galleries, Gainesville, FL.
PROVENANCE: The Collection of Jay Justice, South Carolina.
CONDITION: Overall good condition. Figural side with scattered loss of paint in upper head/hood, points of discoloration in exposed cardstock background in upper right and lower left, and minor creasing to corners. Architectural landscape with small areas of paint loss especially in sky, upper center, and paper residue on a few areas of heavy impasto.