The Life and Art of Bill Traylor

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Untitled (Figure: Construction, Black, Brown, Red) c. 1940–1942

“He never agonized over his work. He was very serene. He rarely erased. He just started out and worked to a conclusion. He didn’t fuss with things. He made up doing the rectangles himself and used colors straight out of the jar. Nobody could have told him how to do what he did,” Shannon once said of Traylor. (Photo: Courtesy of American Folk Art Museum)