Wikipedia entry
Introduction
Horace Pippin (February 22, 1888 – July 6, 1946) was a self-taught American artist who painted a range of themes, including scenes inspired by his service in World War I, landscapes, portraits, and biblical subjects. Some of his best-known works address the U.S.'s history of slavery and racial segregation. He was the first Black artist to be the subject of a monograph, Selden Rodman's Horace Pippin, A Negro Painter in America (1947), and the New York Times eulogized him as the "most important Negro painter" in American history. He is buried at Chestnut Grove Annex Cemetery in West Goshen Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. A Pennsylvania State historical Marker at 327 Gay Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania identifies his home at the time of his death and commemorates his accomplishments.
Wikidata
Q325076
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Getty record
Introduction
Horace Pippin was a self-taught African-American artist. After losing the use of his right arm in a World War I, he discovered painting late in life. However, he became the first African-American primitive painter to receive international recognition.
Nationalities
American, African American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Naive Artist, Genre Artist, Painter, Sculptor
Names
Horace Pippin, Pippin, h. pippin
Ulan
500026325
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Works

1 work online

Exhibitions

Publications

  • MoMA Highlights: 375 Works from The Museum of Modern Art Flexibound, 408 pages
  • MoMA Now: Highlights from The Museum of Modern Art—Ninetieth Anniversary Edition Hardcover, 424 pages
  • Among Others: Blackness at MoMA Hardcover, 488 pages
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