Clementine Hunter by James L. Wilson
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Clementine Hunter
By James L. Wilson

Clementine Hunter

American Folk Artist

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Clementine Hunter by James L. Wilson

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The British publication ARTbibliographies says of Clementine Hunter: American Folk Artist that the author provides a detailed biography of Hunter, describes her studio, and traces the development of her artistic career in Melrose, Louisiana. Independent Publisher describes it as a beautifully published testament to an American original. Clementine Hunter has been called a primitive artist, a folk artist, a naive painter, and a memory painter. Her bold, exuberant style defies all conventions of traditional art forms. As one critic stated, primitive art reveals a flash of the spiritand Hunter was certainly a woman with great spirit. Born in 1887 at the Hidden Hill Plantation near Cloutierville, Louisiana, Hunter did not complete her first painting until she had reached her mid-fifties. She then began her incredible journey from the rural South to international acclaim. Fortunately, Hunters growing importance in the art community never altered her down-to-earth personality. When asked to title a painting, Hunter would simply state, Thats pickin cotton. Other subjects include baptisms, funerals, washdays, and sugarcane harvestsall vibrant visual depictions of Hunters daily life on Louisianas Melrose Plantation. These paintings, combined with Hunters descriptions of them, provide a rich history of a culture now gone. In this indispensable art collection, author James L. Wilson rounds out the colorful story of Hunters work by including excerpts from the letters of Francois Mignon. Mignon worked as a curator and librarian at Melrose Plantation, where he formed a close personal friendship with Hunter. His letters chronicle her growth and development into a major contemporary artist. Completing the collection are a detailed biography of Hunter, one hundred color photographs of her work, a summary of critical commentary, and an appendix of permanent exhibits.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780882896588
ISBN-10: 088289658X
Format: Hardback
(267mm x 216mm x 20mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Pelican Publishing Co
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1988
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James L. Wilson

James L. Wilson served as editor of the Natchitoches (LA) Times. During his six years in that position, Wilson interviewed Hunter many times and became well acquainted with her. He worked as an advertising executive in Shreveport, Louisiana, and is married with four children.

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