Poster paint and pencil on cardboard. 11¾ x 7¾ inches,
High Museum of Art, Purchase with funds from Mrs. Lindsey Hopkins, Jr.,
Edith G. and Philip A. Rhodes, and the Members Guild, 1982.93
Bill Traylor: Drawings from the Collection of the High Museum of Art and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
February 5, 2012 – May 13, 2012
This exhibition will include approximately 63 drawings and paintings by self-taught Alabama artist Bill Traylor. Traylor began making art near the end of his life, and his works are notable for their flat, simply defined shapes and vibrant compositions in which memories and observations relating to African American life are merged. Traylor is recognized as one of the finest American artists of the 20th century.
Bill Traylor: Drawings from the Collections of the High Museum of Art and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is co-organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery.
This exhibition is supported by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and by the Forward Arts Foundation Exhibition Endowment.