Bill Traylor: his art, his life
A former slave who began drawing at the age of 85, Bill Traylor created over 1,500 silhouette-like drawings of plants, animals, people, and abstract forms. Sophisticated and naive, whimsical and sinister, these works offer us a stunning vision of Traylor's unique genius. 144 illustrations.
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Adler Modern Alabama Artist Atlanta Bill Traylor BLUE CONSTRUCTION cardboard 13V4 cardboard 1o'/4 cardboard 22 cardboard Signed Carl Hammer Gallery charcoal on cardboard Charles and Eugenia Charles Shannon Cheekwood Museum Collection of Charles Collection of Hirschl Collection of Judy Collection of Luise Collection of Montgomery Collection of Siri colored pencil Compressed charcoal courtesy of Carl courtesy of Cheekwood courtesy of Hill Courtesy of Hirschl DOG Poster paint Eugenia Shannon FIGURE/CONSTRUCTION FIGURES AND DOG Gift of Charles High Museum Hill Gallery Hirschl & Adler HOUSE WITH FIGURES Judy Saslow Lanford Wilson Luise Ross Gallery Marvill Collection Monroe Street Montgomery Museum mule Museum of Art Nashville oppos1te paint and pencil paint on cardboard Pencil and colored pencil and pencil Pencil and poster pencil on cardboard pencil on paper Photo courtesy Photo Ricco/Maresca Gallery Photo Scott Photographic Photo Zindman/Fremont plantation Private Collection Scott Photographic Service sidewalk Siri Von Reis South Traylor drawings York