RolePhotographer, Artist, Writer
Lifespancirca 1902 – 1959
Functions, Occupations, and Activities>Artist, designer, photographer, writer
PublicationsThe manual industries of Peru: Report on a project of the Inter-American Development Commission. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1947.
Truman Bailey was an American designer who traveled the world, working with folk artists to adapt their traditions to American consumer tastes and products. He simultaneously worked with American retailers to develop a market for these products. Under the auspices of the Inter-American Development Commission, he worked from 1942-1946 on researching and developing Peruvian folk arts for an international market. [From an information sheet prepared by Amy Groleau, MOIFA Curator of Latin American Collections, May 2016, found in Bartlett Library vertical file: http://library.internationalfolkart.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=24600 ]