The Life and Art of Bill Traylor

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Untitled (Man, Woman) c. 1940–1942

Between 1910 and 1940, the Monroe Avenue district flourished with Black-owned and operated newspapers, restaurants, banks and nightclubs, among other businesses. Traylor's work often focused on human figures, likely the men and women he observed in the bustling community. (Photo: Courtesy of American Folk Art Museum)