The Life and Art of Bill Traylor

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Untitled (Bent Man Smoking) c. 1939–1942

To make ends meet, Traylor sold his work to passersby on the street. He also sold or gave away most of the art to Charles Shannon (1914–1996), an artist who befriended him and furnished him art supplies. (Photo: Courtesy of American Folk Art Museum)