Horace Pippin was one of the first African-American artists to achieve great respect for his paintings of many different subjects in the first half of the twentieth century. Almost completely self-taught, Pippin combined his own experiences of war and political injustice with themes from the Bible and history in his art. He is esteemed today for his use of detail and color in capturing the African-American experience during this period.
Although he was a self-taught artist, Pippin gained fame as a painter of the African-American experience during the early decades of the twentieth century.
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Although Pippin painted many types of subjects, from historical and biblical scenes to portraits and landscapes, he is most remembered for his scenes of African-American home life before World War I.Discover how Pippin represents family using color, detail, and repetition.