Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Horace Pippen

The Brandywine River Museum has an exhibit of Horace Pippin's work. Pippin, a self-taught African-American artist lived for part of his life in West Chester, PA (I think for most of the artistic period of his life).

He fought in WWI, where he lost some use of his right arm, and started painting in earnest 10 years later. The exhibit is wonderful, gathering so many of his paintings up, and showing the multi-dimensional artist that he was--from oil paintings to paintings made with burnt wood to sketches in his journal, from portraits to political paintings to still lifes.

I love the patterns and shapes of his paintings. And of course the doilies.

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