Born in Caines Ridge, Alabama in 1910, Jim Sudduth began painting at the age of 3. He is best known for his paintings made from dirt and mixtures of berries, grasses, and leaves. Sudduth claimed to be able to obtain 23 colors from the dirt and rocks around his house. The artist would use his forefinger and thumb to smear his concoctions on plywood panels, old boards, doors, and anything else he could paint on. His subjects ranged from Southern mansions to self-portraits, his dog (Toto) and postcard views of New York City.
l'art brut, martine lusardy, citadelles & mazenod, paris, 2018.
- collection de l'Art brut, Lausanne (Switzerland)
- American Folk Art Museum, New-York (United States)
- High Museum of Art, Atlanta (United States)
- abcd collection, montreuil (France)
- Smithsonian Museum Of American Art, Washington (United States)
- Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans (United States)
- Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill (United States)
- Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (United States)