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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


Artwork Description

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.

Keywords

Animal - dog

Figure group

Recreation - dancing

drawing

folk art

crayon

pencil

paperboard - support added

About Bill Traylor

Born: Benton, Alabama 1854 Died: Montgomery, Alabama 1949

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