Horace Pippin Paintings
Starting home 1930 33 oil on canvas 26 x 30 1 16 in.
Horace pippin paintings. Horace pippin american 1888 1946 interior 1944 oil on canvas 61 2 x 76 6 cm 0 2 cm 24 1 8 x 30 3 16 in 1 16 in national gallery of art gift of mr. Would enter world war i horace pippin left his job with a moving company in paterson new jersey and enlisted. Synthesizing his early works concentration on armed combat with the racial brutality faced by african americans in the us the painting is less a peaceful prophecy than a commentary on enduring tension and violence. Scala arts publishers 2015.
Horace pippin february 22 1888 july 6 1946 was a self taught african american painter. Horace pippin s first painting the end of the war. He was 29 and was placed in the 369 th colored infantry regiment of the 93 rd division of the u s. Pippin s childhood was spent in goshen new york a town that sometimes appears in his paintings.
Horace pippin american folk painter known for his depictions of african american life and of the horrors of war. The way i see it. His subject matter ranged from depictions of trench warfare to historical religious and genre paintings all executed with personal interpretations of those subjects. Gifted painter and harlem hellfighter horace pippin metropolitan museum of art.
Horace pippin was the first african american artist to be the subject of a monograph and during his life was featured in both commercial and museum exhibitions around the country at the time of. 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. View horace pippin s artworks on artnet. The injustice of slavery and american segregation figure prominently in many of his works.
Horace pippin was a self taught african american artist known for his poetic paintings of flowers genre scenes and historical events such as the hanging of the abolitionist john brown. Potamkin in honor of the 50th anniversary of the national gallery of art. When it became clear that the u s. Learn about the artist and find an in depth biography exhibitions original artworks the latest news and sold auction prices.
A pennsylvania state historical marker was placed at 327 gay street west chester. The paintings of horace pippin lessons activities. Some of his best known works address the u s s history of slavery and racial segregation. Horace pippin 1888 1946 horace pippin a self taught african american painter was born february 22 1888 in west chester pennsylvania.