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Horace Pippin

Greetings Everyone:

This week marks the annual Black Fine Arts Show in New York. Although the works of Horace Pippin are not featured, his art and life are cherished by African American and international art collectors, patrons and fans.

I'm sure that you'll appreciate Horace Pippin's art and his contribution to the African-American experience. As you may know, Horace Pippin was a soldier who served in France with Harlem's 369th where he was wounded in 1918.

The Smithsonian Institution's Archives includes "The Papers of African American Artists." They quote Horace Pippin as saying:

"When I was a boy I loved to make pictures," wrote Pippin, but it was World War I that "brought out all the art in me. . . .1 can never forget suffering and I will never forget sunset... so I came home with all of it in my mind and I paint from it today."

Throughout its history, members of the "Nine" have included some of the Bold Faced names in New York history including present politician Charles Rangel. View a prior posting on this site:;read=391

Below are two url's that will take you to the life and work of Horace Pippin. One is from the Smithsonian Institution and the other from Oberlin College.

Please join me in celebrating the art of a black veteran who used his brush to paint the history of America.

K Wyer Lane

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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