Jimmy Lee Sudduth Folk Art - Log Cabin (1980)

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  • Sold Date: Jul 01, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

Original Jimmy Lee Suddeth Signed Painting

Approximate Size: 11 1/2" x 15 3/8" (With Frame 12 1/4" x 16 1/4")

Painted on Weyerhaeuser Wood Paneling

Picture has been framed as shown, but framing has not compromised the original condition of the painting

Signature was done in Pencil and is more legible in person than in the picture

Given to me personally by Jimmy Lee in 1980 when I was 18 years old. Jimmy Lee basically lived in my backyard in Fayette Alabama at this time. I lived on Columbus St W and he lived on 1st St NW. When you walked from my back porch through my back yard you went right by his little house that sat next to the Railroad Tracks. Jimmy Lee and I became friends and I would occasionally go to his house and listen to him play his "Harps" (Harmonicas). He had about a dozen of them he kept in a shoe box of various sizes. He would play blues and train songs and at one time I even had a recording of a couple songs he played and sang, but that is long gone. I still remember the time he was playing for me and his wife called out, "Jimmy Lee stop playing them Harps!".

Their house was very small and as I recall it had a small kitchen, a bedroom, and a mud room and that was about it. I can still picture many of his paintings that hung all around the walls of his bedroom
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