Bill Traylor

Bill Traylor

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by Valérie Rousseau and Debra Purden

Born into slavery around 1853 on a cotton plantation in Benton, Alabama, Traylor has become one of the most important self-taught artists of the twentieth century—and certainly one of the most celebrated African American artists, along with Thornton Dial and William Edmondson. This publication, generously illustrated with full-page high-quality reproductions, provides a close examination of Traylor’s recurrent themes, composition schemes, and favored iconography, as well as contextual information related to the artist’s biography, creative process and tools, visual environment, and artistic mindset.

9.7 x 0.9 x 11.3 inches, 192 pages, Hard-cover.

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