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    Artist Name:

    Bill Traylor

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    American, 1854–1949


    Untitled (Man in Blue Pants)


    ca. 1939–1942


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


    10 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches

    Credit Line:

    T. Marshall Hahn Collection

    Accession Number:


    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 tiptoe with one leg askew, the man may be dancing or expostulating.

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