A drawing by Bill Traylor, titled Blue Rabbit Running, dated 1939-1942.
A drawing by Bill Traylor, titled Blue Rabbit Running, dated 1939-1942.
A drawing by Bill Traylor, titled Blue Rabbit Running, dated 1939-1942.
Bill Traylor

David Zwirner is pleased to present works by Bill Traylor (c. 1853–1949) from The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation and Family Collections.

 

Organized in collaboration with the Foundation, the exhibition offers a comprehensive look at the artist’s distinctive imagery, which mixes subjects and iconography from the American South with a strong formalistic treatment of color, shape, and surface. As part of the Foundation’s broader philanthropic mission, proceeds from the sales of its artworks will benefit the Harlem Children’s Zone, as well as the Foundation itself.

 

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Cover Image: Bill Traylor, Blue Rabbit Running, 1939–1942

 

All Bill Traylor artwork is used with permission from Bill Traylor Family, Inc., and The Artistry of Bill Traylor, LLC.

 

Image below: Alabama artist Bill Traylor working under a shade tree in a Montgomery neighborhood, 1946. Photo courtesy of the Alabama State Council on the Arts

Dates

Opening reception

Tuesday, October 29, 6–8 PM

Artist

Bill Traylor