Untitled (Man, Woman, and Dog)
ca. 1939-1942 Bill Traylor Born: Benton, Alabama 1854 Died: Montgomery, Alabama 1949 crayon and pencil on paperboard 22 x 13 7/8 in. (55.9 x 35.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr., and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson 1986.65.199 Not currently on view
Folk and Self-Taught Art affirms the basic human impluse to create. The museum has long championed self-taught art as an embodiment of the democratic spirit. It is one of the only major American museums to advocate for a populist and uniquely American voice within the context of what is traditionally considered great art. These works by untrained artists are powerfully evocative of a personal vision.
Smithsonian American Art Museum: Commemorative Guide. Nashville, TN: Beckon Books, 2015.
Animal - dog
Recreation - dancing
paperboard - support added