Bill Traylor: His Art, His Life

Frank Maresca and Roger Ricco, 1991
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Pages: 194

A former slave who began drawing at the age of 85, Bill Traylor created roughly 1,500 silhouetted drawings of plants, animals, people, and abstract forms. Sophisticated and naïve at once, whimsical but sinister, these works offer us a stunning vision of Traylor’s unique genius.

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