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.
Untitled (Man, Woman, and Dog)
- Not on view
- 22 x 13 7⁄8 in. (55.9 x 35.4 cm)
© 1994, Bill Traylor Family Trust
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr., and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson
- Mediums Description
- crayon and pencil on paperboard
- Animal – dog
- Recreation – dancing
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