Bill Traylor  (American, 1854-1947) 

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Bill Traylor, Untitled, (Milking)

 

Bill Traylor
Untitled, (Milking)
circa 1939-1942

Ricco/Maresca
Bill Traylor, Untitled, (Blue and Red Construction with Running Dog and Figures)

 

Bill Traylor
Untitled, (Blue and Red Construction with Running Dog and Figures)
circa 1939-1942

Ricco/Maresca
Bill Traylor, Untitled, (Black Mule on White)

 

Bill Traylor
Untitled, (Black Mule on White)
circa 1939-1942

Ricco/Maresca
Bill Traylor, Brown Dog with Long Legs

 

Bill Traylor
Brown Dog with Long Legs
1939-1941

Greg Kucera Gallery
  
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Bill Traylor, Man with a plow

 

Bill Traylor
Man with a plow, 1939-1942
poster paint and pencil on paperboard

 

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Bill Traylor, Ross the undertaker

 

Bill Traylor
Ross the undertaker, 1940
poster paint and pencil on paperboard

 

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Bill Traylor, Man with a walking stick

 

Bill Traylor
Man with a walking stick, 1939-1947
crayon on paperboard

 

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1854   Born in slavery at George Hartwell Traylor’s plantation, Benton, Alabama.
Traylor remained on the plantation until the age of 82 when it was sold.
1935   Moved to Montgomery, AL and work briefly in a shoe factory.
1936 - 1941   Left the shoe factory and begun to draw on the sidewalks of Montgomery.
Traylor typically worked on discarded pieces of cardboard in pencil, crayon, and tempura.
Met Charles Shannon, an Alabama painter. Shannon promoted Traylor’s work and encouraged him to continue painting.
1942   Traylor moved north to live with his daughter where his left leg amputated due to gangrene. Traylor stop produced drawings until after the end of WWII, at which point his skills have deteriorated.
1949   Died in Montgomery, AL
1997   Bill Traylor, Ricco Maresca Gallery, NY
1997   High Singing Blue, Hirschl & Adler Modern New York, NY
1997   High Singing Blue, Carl Hammer Gallery Chicago, IL
1996   Self-Taught: The Last 100 Years, Guston, Basquait, John McEnroe Gallery New York, NY
1995   A World of Their Own, Twentieth-Century American Folk Art, The Newark Museum Newark, NJ
1995   Dust Tracks on a Road, Four Southern Artist, High Museum of Art Atlanta, GA
1994 - 1995   Passionate Visions of the South: Self Taught Artists from 1940 to the Present, , San Diego Museum of Art San Diego, CA
1994 - 1995   Passionate Visions of the South: Self Taught Artists from 1940 to the Present, New Orleans Museum of Art New Orleans, LA
1994 - 1995   Passionate Visions of the South: Self Taught Artists from 1940 to the Present, University Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
1994 - 1995   Passionate Visions of the South: Self Taught Artists from 1940 to the Present, University of California Berkely, CA
1994 - 1995   Passionate Visions of the South: Self Taught Artists from 1940 to the Present, Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington, DC
1994 - 1995   Passionate Visions of the South: Self Taught Artists from 1940 to the Present, North Carolina Museum of Art Raleigh, NC
1994 - 1995   Lively Times & Exciting Events: The Drawings of Bill Traylor, El Paso Museum of Art El Paso,TX
1994 - 1995   Lively Times & Exciting Events: The Drawings of Bill Traylor, The Cummer Gallery of Art Jacksonville, FL
1994 - 1995   Lively Times & Exciting Events: The Drawings of Bill Traylor, Madison-Morgan Cultural Center Madison, GA
1994 - 1995   Lively Times & Exciting Events: The Drawings of Bill Traylor, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Montgomery, AL
1994 - 1995   Pictures from the Bill Traylor Family Trust and Others, Hirschl & Adler Modern New York, NY
1994   Bill Traylor, Davis & Langdale Company, Inc. New York
1993   Bill Traylor, Freedman Gallery,Albright College Reading, PA
1992   Bill Traylor, Hirschl & Adler Modern New York, NY
1992   Traylor/Shannon, Charles Shannon, Carl Hammer Gallery Chicago, IL
1991   Bill Traylor, Ricco/Maresca New York, NY
1941   , , Fieldston School New York, NY
1940   (1st Exhibition of Traylor's drawing), New South Art Center Montgomery, AL