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More Bill Traylor tattoos by @gschaffee . Thanks Graham! #purplepanthertattoo #billtraylor #tattoo #beard

Seeing the work of one of my favourite artists is like running into an old friend. Bill Traylor was born into slavery in Alabama, and was 12 when it was abolished. He didn't start making art until he was well into his 80's. His output was phenomenal and brilliant. With @artistarcade
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Mexican Man in Checker...
Bill Traylor
1939 Roughly

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Outsider art gallery owner Carl Hammer, displaying the back of a Bill Traylor drawing. Traylor was a former slave born in 1854 who didn't start making drawings until 1939 when he was 85. He made work on material like the back of this Baby Ruth candy bar box in the 1940's. #billtraylor #carlhammergallery #outsiderart

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BILL TRAYLORS DRAWINGS, a book by MICHAEL BONESTEEL, professeur in outsider art and comics at CHICAGO AR SCHOOL. Bonesteel have resigned this year with the words: The school is more like a policestation than an academic artschool built on freedom. #billtraylor#michaelbonesteel.#chicagoartschool.

Éléphant 🐘 en ligne continue. #moyeyi Tribute to #billtraylor #africanamericanart #drawing #dessin #elephant

Bill Traylor (1853-1949), now a key figure in modern and folk art, only started drawing in his 80s. His work is a little reminder that it's never too late to start creating! ✏️✨#billtraylor #modernart #arthistory

#BillTraylor. Untitled, ca. 1939-42. #PosterPaint and graphite on found #cardboard.
Traylor (ca. 1854-1949), born a slave, created his own extraordinary history of drawing in more than 1,200 images that brought to life a world of chicken stealing, hunting, plowing, preaching, drinking, arguing and testifying, as well as many vivid representations of the animal world. His technique developed rapidly; from the use of simple geometric shapes to complex abstract constructions peopled with multiple tiny figures in motion.
During the 1940s, visitors of Montgomery AL would have been treated to a startling sight: in a chair, next to a Coca Cola cooler sat a massive, dignified old man with a drawing board across his lap; he never stopped drawing. The mere three years when Traylor produced his entire opus toward the end of his life, were a key window in the history of American art.
Most of Traylor’s work was preserved by Charles Shannon (his white patron and friend). After Traylor’s death, Shannon began a prolonged effort to bring his work to the public. Today his works are regarded as one the major triumphs of Self-Taught art. He is featured in numerous publications and his work is in various private and museum collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum American Art, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, and the High Museum of Art. **********************************
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Bill Traylor - To make his art, Bill scoured the streets of Montgomery, Alabama (my hometown) for scraps of cardboard. He'd moved there from a plantation he'd worked as a young man and was interested in memories and everyday observation as his subjects. He'd spent the greater bulk of his life as a sharecropper. He was in his mid-eighties when he began to draw and this late life creativity produced 1,200 known pictures. He is the ultimate storyteller, raw and soulful. #billtraylor

#GlennLigon's brilliant "Blue Black" exhibition with #Warhol #BillTraylor #CecilyBrown #LynetteYiadomBoakye #VivianeSassen #LyleAshtonHarris and more 💙💙💙💙💙💙

Yesterday was a good day. Scored this book for a dollar. #folkart #billtraylor #bookstagram #book

tbt an all time favorite w/ reflections #billtraylor #cat

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Bill Traylor at Hill Gallery booth at Art Aspen Art Fair #artaspen #hillgallery #aspen #billtraylor #outsiderart #traylor #1939

One of my favorite books at my library #billtraylor #outsiderart #chicagopubliclibrary

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