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The Resource Between worlds : the art of Bill Traylor, Leslie Umberger ; with an introduction by Kerry James Marshall

Between worlds : the art of Bill Traylor, Leslie Umberger ; with an introduction by Kerry James Marshall

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Between worlds : the art of Bill Traylor
Title
Between worlds
Title remainder
the art of Bill Traylor
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Umberger ; with an introduction by Kerry James Marshall
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Contributor
Author
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Writer of introduction
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bill Traylor (ca. 1853-1949) is regarded today as one of the most important American artists of the twentieth century. A black man born into slavery in Alabama, he was an eyewitness to history--the Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, Jim Crow segregation, the Great Migration, and the steady rise of African American urban culture in the South. Traylor would not live to see the civil rights movement, but he was among those who laid its foundation. Starting around 1939, Traylor--by then in his late eighties and living on the streets of Montgomery--took up pencil and paintbrush to attest to his existence and point of view. In keeping with this radical step, the paintings and drawings he made are visually striking and politically assertive; they include simple yet powerful distillations of tales and memories as well as spare, vibrantly colored abstractions. When Traylor died, he left behind more than one thousand works of art. In Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor, Leslie Umberger considers more than two hundred artworks to provide the most comprehensive and in-depth study of the artist to date; she examines his life, art, and powerful drive to bear witness through the only means he had, pictures. The author draws on a wealth of historical documents--including federal and state census records, birth and death certificates, slave schedules, and interviews with family members-- to clarify the record of Traylor's personal history and family life. The story of his art opens in the late 1930s, when Traylor first received attention for his pencil drawings on found board, and concludes with the posthumous success of his oeuvre"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Umberger, Leslie
Dewey number
709.04/09
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NC139.T69
LC item number
A4 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
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  • Marshall, Kerry James
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
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  • Traylor, Bill
  • Outsider art
Label
Between worlds : the art of Bill Traylor, Leslie Umberger ; with an introduction by Kerry James Marshall
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Copyright
Note
  • "Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, September 28, 2018-March 17, 2019"--Page after title page
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Nineteenth-century Alabama and the world of Bill Traylor's parents
  • Bill Traylor's adult life and family, 1880-1949
  • The art of Bill Traylor
  • Early work, ca.1939-1940: plates 4-70
  • Florescence, ca.1940-1942: plates 71-197
  • Art in the final years, 1942-1949
  • Afterlife: the posthumous success of Bill Traylor's art: plates 198-204
  • Timeline and family trees
  • List of plates
  • Acknowledgments
  • Lenders to the exhibition
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Image credits
  • Index
  • Director's foreword
  • Preface
  • Notes to the reader
  • The beatitudes of Bill Traylor
  • Kerry James Marshall
  • Prologue
  • The life of Bill Traylor
Control code
on1032354979
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
444 pages
Isbn
9780691182674
Lccn
2018026452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028611436
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1032354979
Label
Between worlds : the art of Bill Traylor, Leslie Umberger ; with an introduction by Kerry James Marshall
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, September 28, 2018-March 17, 2019"--Page after title page
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Nineteenth-century Alabama and the world of Bill Traylor's parents
  • Bill Traylor's adult life and family, 1880-1949
  • The art of Bill Traylor
  • Early work, ca.1939-1940: plates 4-70
  • Florescence, ca.1940-1942: plates 71-197
  • Art in the final years, 1942-1949
  • Afterlife: the posthumous success of Bill Traylor's art: plates 198-204
  • Timeline and family trees
  • List of plates
  • Acknowledgments
  • Lenders to the exhibition
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Image credits
  • Index
  • Director's foreword
  • Preface
  • Notes to the reader
  • The beatitudes of Bill Traylor
  • Kerry James Marshall
  • Prologue
  • The life of Bill Traylor
Control code
on1032354979
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
444 pages
Isbn
9780691182674
Lccn
2018026452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028611436
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1032354979

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