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Education Center : George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts : Youth Development Through Art in Education

Education Center : George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts : Youth Development Through Art in Education

Musings of an Artist's Wife

Musings of an Artist's Wife

Clementine Hunter (pronounced Clementeen) (late December 1886 or early January 1887 – January 1, 1988) was a self-taught African American folk artist from Louisiana. She was born on a plantation and worked as a farm hand, never learning to read or write. When in her fifties, she began painting, using brushes and paints left by an artist, where she lived and worked. Hunter’s artwork depicted plantation life in the early 20th century. She first sold her paintings for as little as 25 cents. By…

Clementine Hunter (pronounced Clementeen) (late December 1886 or early January 1887 – January 1, 1988) was a self-taught African American folk artist from Louisiana. She was born on a plantation and worked as a farm hand, never learning to read or write. When in her fifties, she began painting, using brushes and paints left by an artist, where she lived and worked. Hunter’s artwork depicted plantation life in the early 20th century. She first sold her paintings for as little as 25 cents. By…