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.

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

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. http://rawvision.com/articles/bill-traylor

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-saw a great exhibition of Traylor"s work at the American Folkart Museum while in NYC last week.

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

Smithsonian Acquires Six Bill Traylor Masterpieces

Bill Traylor, "Yellow House," acquired by the Smithsonian from the Judy Saslow Collection through BMS Art.

Bill Traylor, "Untitled" ca. 1939-42, poster paint & pencil on cardboard, 13.25 x 7.25 ins. (High Museum of Art)

Bill Traylor, Untitled (man carrying dog on object), Poster paint and pencil on cardboard, circa (un cadavre faux).

forma es vacío, vacío es forma: Bill Traylor

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

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