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ID: 500081799
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500081799

 

Record Type: Person
Traylor, Bill (American painter and naive artist, 1854-1947)

Note: Born a slave in Benton, Alabama, ca.1854, Bill Traylor worked as a farmhand for his former owner after he was emancipated. In 1939, Traylor began producing art at the age of 85. His work heavily featured geometric shapes and animal figures, and he produced art until his death in 1947.

Names:
Traylor, Bill (preferred,V,index)
Bill Traylor (V,display)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
African American
Black

Roles:
artist (preferred)
naive artist
painter

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Benton (Lowndes county, Alabama, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Montgomery (Montgomery county, Alabama, United States) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Traylor, Bill (I)

Biographies:
(American painter and naive artist, 1854-1947) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American artist, 1854-1947) ..... [BHA]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]
(American artist, c. 1853-1949) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Bill Traylor ........ [GRISC, MoMA, VP]
..........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..........................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
Traylor, Bill ........ [BHA Preferred, GRISC Preferred, MoMA Preferred]
............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
............................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
............................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, GRISC, MoMA, VP]
....................  Arts 58/3 (1982) p.13
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Cederholm, Afro-American artists (1973)
....................  Clarion (Spring-Summer 1983)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n88668952
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n88668952
....................  Maresca and Ricco, American Self-Taught (1993) 245
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... St. James Guide to Black Artists [online] (2019-) accessed 2 July 2019
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