The art of Bill Traylor

15 01 2017


Born a slave, Bill Traylor lived as an impoverished sharecropper in Alabama until he started to draw in his seventies and was “discovered,” leading to a a 1942 exhibition in  New York entitled “American Primitive: the Work of an Old Negro”.


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One response

15 01 2017

These are fantastic. That first image speaks a thousand, a million words, and summarises an entire age of emotion.

Thanks for sharing, never would’ve seen these otherwise.

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