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 Horace Pippin

Horace Pippin

Birth
West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 6 Jul 1946 (aged 58)
West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 2484 · View Source
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Artist. Self-taught African-American folk painter and U. S. World War I veteran. Famous and known for his primitivist depictions of Black American life, the horrors of war, nonacademic approach to art and superimpositions of historical and personal experiences. Pippin began to paint to rehabilitate his right arm following an injury in World War I. It should be also noted that Pippin, who was very proud of his frontline service during the war, was awarded a French Croix de Guerre in 1919 and a retroactive Purple Heart in 1945. As an artist he created works some of modern art's fudamental characteristics - unmodulated, sharply delineated colors and flat, shadowless forms - which makes him one of the twentieth century's most remarkable artists.

Bio by: Curtis Jackson


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2484
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Horace Pippin (22 Feb 1888–6 Jul 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2484, citing Chestnut Grove Annex Cemetery, West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .