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Painting a Hidden Life: The Art of Bill Traylor

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Born into slavery on an Alabama plantation in 1853, Bill Traylor worked as a sharecropper for most of his life. From 1936 to 1946, he sat on a Montgomery street corner and created well over 1,200 paintings. Collected and later promoted by a young Montgomery artist, Traylors work received star placement in the Corcoran Gallerys 1982 exhibition Black Folk Art in America, placing him among the rising stars of twentieth-century American artists. Most critics and art historians who analyze Traylors paintings emphasize his ...

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Painting a Hidden Life: The Art of Bill Traylor 2009, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807134016

Hardcover