Ranked among the top ten, most important self-taught artists by the world's most respected experts, the eighty-five year old Bill Traylor created approximately 1500 works from 1939-42. Observing street life in Montgomery, AL and recalling memories from his life on a farm, the artist quietly composed uniquely styled images of people, animals and abstract constructions.

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NEWS UPDATE
Please click here to learn more about Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts a forthcoming film on the artist and his work

Please click here to read Roberta Smith's New York Times review of the Bill Traylor exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum

Please click here to read Peter Plagens' Wall Street Journal review of the Bill Traylor exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum




MAJOR EXHIBITIONS

2013
New York, NY; The American Folk Art Museum, Traylor in Motion: Wonders from New York Collections
2004-05
Champaign, IL; Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois (group)
Traveled to: Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
2004
Baltimore, MD; American Visionary Art Museum (group)
2003
Orlando, FL; Mennello Museum of American Folk Art
2001
Houston, TX; University of Houston Downtown


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