Traylor is known for his intriguing use of pattern versus flat color, a sophisticated sense of space, and the simplified figures that give his work a startlingly modernist look. Using a stick for a straightedge, he created geometric silhouettes of human and animal figures which he then filled in with pencil, colored pencil, or poster paints.

Traylor is known for his intriguing use of pattern versus flat color, a sophisticated sense of space, and the simplified figures that give his work a startlingly modernist look. Using a stick for a straightedge, he created geometric silhouettes of human and animal figures which he then filled in with pencil, colored pencil, or poster paints.

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"Red Man" by Bill Traylor, in "Groundwaters," featuring works of 12 self-taught and outsider artists.

Bill Traylor (1854-1949). Blue Bird, Black Cat and Brown Dog on a Fountain. Poster Paint and Pencil on Cardboard. Circa 1939-1942.

Bill Traylor Blue Bird, Black Cat and Brown Dog on a Fountain. Poster Paint and Pencil on Cardboard. Circa Traylor was an Alabaman outsider artist who took up painting in old age, and prolifically produced pieces until his death in

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Bill Taylor, Untitled (Figure Construction with Waving Man) (Outsider art)

Bill Traylor (c. 1854–1949) Montgomery, Alabama c. 1939–1942 Poster paint and pencil on cardboard 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, purchase with funds from Mrs. Lindsey Hopkins Jr., Edith G. and Philip A. Rhodes, and the Members Guild, 1982.93

Bill Traylor: Drawings from the Collection of the High Museum of Art and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Bill Traylor/Билл Трейлор - Across a Pale Parabola of Joy...

Bill Traylor/Билл Трейлор - Across a Pale Parabola of Joy.

Bill Traylor, in RV 15. http://rawvision.com/articles/bill-traylor This is possibly my favorite Traylor piece. Reminds me of the initials in medieval manuscripts.

That he was born a slave in the last century, self-taught, and began drawing with the crudest of tools in his eighties, makes the approximately 1800 drawings Bill Traylor produced over a period of about three years all the more remarkable. In RV 15

Bill Traylor-Brown and Blue Man with Suitcase-Photo by Michelle Aldredge

Bill Traylor, Brown and Blue Man with Suitcase, c. Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray/tan cardboard, 13 x 8 inches.

Untitled - 1939-1942, poster paint & pencil on discarded cardboard

Bill Traylor: Drawings from the Collections of The High Museum of Art and The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

William "Bill" Traylor (1854 – 1949) was a self-taught artist born into slavery on a plantation near Benton, in Lowndes County, Alabama. After emancipation, his family continued to farm on the plantation until the 1930s. In 1939, at age eighty-five, he moved to Montgomery. During the day, he sat on the sidewalk and drew images of the people and farm life. Traylor's art ranges from $25,000 upward of $200,000. Though he may have fathered as many as 20 children, his progeny owns none of his…

Bill Traylor/Билл Трейлор - Across a Pale Parabola of Joy.

Bill Traylor – Untitled (Man with Cane on Construction, with Dog) | American Folk Art Museum

Bill Traylor – Untitled (Man with Cane on Construction, with Dog)

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