Elwood H. Smith
Bill Traylor, Self-Taught African-American Artist
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
About Bill Traylor:
William "Bill" Traylor (1853–1949) was an African-American self-taught artist from Lowndes County, Alabama. Born into slavery, Traylor spent the majority of his life after emancipation as a sharecropper. It was only after 1939, following his move to Montgomery, Alabama that Traylor began to draw. At the age of 85, he took up a pencil and a scrap of cardboard to document his recollections and observations. From 1939 to 1942, while working on the sidewalks of Montgomery, Traylor produced nearly 1,500 pieces of art.
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This was one of the few Bill Traylor influenced drawings that I deemed a success.
This was my first Bill Traylor influenced drawing.
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