Horace Pippin


Horace Pippin (1888-1946) began painting at age seven, and remained entirely self-taught. He worked at many menial jobs until the First World War, during which he was badly wounded. After returning home, he painted constantly even if completely unrecognized as an artist. Sometimes working 17 hours a day, using tiny brushes and needing to support his injured arm with his other hand, he drew on his wartime experiences. A trial at poker-working outlines on to board and filling in with colour led him to other experiments. Now regarded as a very gifted primitive, Pippin shows the influence of rural Pennsylvania in many of his works. Print in stock is imported from the US.