Bill Taylor Outsider Artist Painting on Paper. Size: 11 x 8 inches. Watercolor on paper.This work is being offered as-is, as in manner of or as after the artist. William -Bill- Traylor (April 1, 1853– October 23, 1949) Was an African-American self-taught artist from Lowndes County, Alabama. Born into slavery, Traylor spent the majority of his life after emancipation as a sharecropper. It was only after 1939, following his move to Montgomery, Alabama that Traylor began to draw. At the age of 85, he took up a pencil and a scrap of cardboard to document his recollections and observations. From 1939 to 1942, while working on the sidewalks of Montgomery, Good condition. See Photo.