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    Sale 5358

    Christie's Interiors

    15 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 75

    Clementine Hunter (AMERICAN, 1887-1988)

    The wedding

    Price Realised  


    Clementine Hunter (AMERICAN, 1887-1988)
    The wedding
    signed with initials (lower right)
    oil on board
    9 x 12 in. (22.8 x 30.5 cm.)

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    Clementine Hunter is one of the foremost American folk artists. She was born on a Louisiana plantation, working in the cotton fields and pecan groves until at the age of 54 she found some discarded tubes of paint which she used to 'mark a picture,' thus beginning her career. She was the first African American artist to have a solo exhibit at the Delgado Museum (now the New Orleans Museum of Art) and achieved a significant amount of success during her lifetime, including an invitation to the White House by President Jimmy Carter, and an honorary doctorate bestowed by Northwestern State University.

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