Untitled (Brown Pig)

  • Bill Traylor, Untitled (Brown Pig), April 1940, opaque watercolor and pencil on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Margaret Z. Robson Collection, Gift of John E. and Douglas O. Robson, 2016.38.70, © 1994, Bill Traylor Family Trust

Having lived on farms surrounded by waterways and wilderness for most of his life, Traylor knew animals as fellow laborers, food sources, companions, and foes. Animals were among Traylor’s foremost topics, and he was able to depict their forms and characters with exceptional specificity. He was fond of using their images as stand-ins for people in allegorical scenes, but Traylor also depicted creatures as individual beings, be it a beast he knew from the farm or a less familiar one encountered in the wild.
(We Are Made of Stories: Self-Taught Artists in the Robson Family Collection, 2022)
Title
Untitled (Brown Pig)
Artist
Date
April 1940
Location
Dimensions
10 × 23 in. (25.4 × 58.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Margaret Z. Robson Collection, Gift of John E. and Douglas O. Robson

Mediums
Mediums Description
opaque watercolor and pencil on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – pig
Object Number
2016.38.70
Palette
Linked Open Data
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