Deep Blues: Bill Traylor 1854-1949

By: Helfenstein, Josef; Roman Kurzmeyer

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Wraps, 21 by 26.5 cm, 192 pp., illus. New, still sealed in the publisher’s shrink wrap. From the publisher: “Bill Traylor has become an almost mythical figure in the history of American folk art. Born into slavery in 1854, he only began to draw at the age of 82 in 1939, when he moved from the plantation where he was born to Montgomery, Alabama. From his observations on Montgomery's Monroe Avenue and his memories of his life on the plantation, he created his own original pictorial world. This book presents not only Traylor's compellingly native drawings but also fascinating documentary photographs that reveal the daily life of southern blacks - in particular Traylor and his milieu. These photographs, taken by Charles Shannon and the Swiss journalist Annemarle Schwarzanbach, reminiscent of the works of Walker Evans, capture the atmosphere of Montgomery and rural Alabama at the same time as Traylor was beginning to draw. The contributors discuss Traylor's life and work, placing them in their social and historical background.”

Title: Deep Blues: Bill Traylor 1854-1949

Author Name: Helfenstein, Josef; Roman Kurzmeyer

Categories: Art, Outsider Art,

Publisher: New Haven, CT, Yale University Press: 1999

ISBN Number: 0300081634

ISBN Number 13: 9780300081633

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 2916