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Social Justice Book List - Black Lives Matter Book of the Week

Posted on: August 21, 2020

Horace Pippin, American Modern

Horace Pippin

by Anne Monahan

Horace Pippin, sometimes described as an American Henri Rousseau, was a disabled veteran (WWI) without formal art training who began painting in his 40s and soon became famous in the art world. His works depict WWI, black families, Abraham Lincoln, John Brown, and Marion Anderson among other subjects. This book includes 60 of his paintings. “This book is perhaps the most thorough and inclusive analysis of a luminary and true original.” –Library Journal

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