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    Artist Name:

    Bill Traylor

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    American, 1854–1949

    Title:

    Untitled [Man in Blue Pants]

    Date:

    ca. 1939-1942

    Medium:

    Poster paint, pencil, colored pencil, and charcoal on cardboard

    Dimensions:

    Image/Plate: 10 5/8 x 7 1/4in. (27 x 18.4cm) Framed/Mounted: 18 1/4 x 14 5/8 x 1 5/8in. (46.4 x 37.1 x 4.1cm)

    Credit Line:

    High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, T. Marshall Hahn Collection

    Accession Number:

    1997.115

    Currently Not on View
    Traylor often left preliminary marks in his drawings that reveal both his working method and the structure beneath his forms. In this image of a man in blue pants, Traylor augmented the straight lines of the legs and torso with the curves of the buttocks and midriff. He appears to have drawn the body and then clothed it—legs are visible beneath the pants as is the head beneath the hat. Perched on tip-toe with one leg askew, the man may be dancing or expostulating.



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