Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor is a major new look at the work of one of America's foremost self-taught artists. Traylor came to art-marking on his own and found his creative voices without guidance. Born into slavery on an Alabama plantation, his experiences spanned multiple worlds - black white, rural and urban, old and new - as well as the crucibles that indelibly shaped America - the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow and the Great Migration. Between Worlds presents an unparalleled look at the work of this enigmatic artist, who blended common imagery with arcane symbolism, narration with abstraction and personal vision with the beliefs and folkways of his time.
by Leslie Umberger, Foreword by Stephanie Stebich, Introduction by Kerry James Marshall