Deep Blues: Bill Traylor, Self-Taught Artist

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Amon Carter Online Projects

Take your students to nineteenth-century Texas, Antarctica, the American West, and elsewhere without leaving your classroom! Visit the Amon Carter’s online teaching resources for images, information on artworks and artists, discussion questions, and classroom activities for all grade levels tied to state and national standards.

Tells the amazing story of folk artist Bill Traylor, who was born into slavery. He first began to paint and draw at the age of 80, and his work is now acclaimed and exhibited throughout the country.

TRC audience: 
Elementary (K-5)
Middle School (6-8)
TRC subject: 
19th Century (1866-1899)
Artist Biography
Multicultural Topics
TRC format: 
Book