The Life and Art of Bill Traylor

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Untitled (Abstract Form, Legs) c. 1939–1942

Traylor was born a slave on a plantation in Dallas County, Alabama, circa 1854. Following emancipation, he continued to work on the plantation until 1928, the year he moved permanently to Montgomery. He lived in the Black enclave of Monroe Avenue (now called Monroe Street) in Montgomery. (Photo: Courtesy of American Folk Art Museum)