Clementine Hunter: Her Life and Art

Clementine Hunter: Her Life and Art

by Art Shiver, Tom Whitehead
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Clementine Hunter (1887–1988) painted every day from the 1930s until several days before her death at age 101. As a cook and domestic servant at Louisiana’s Melrose Plantation, she painted on hundreds of objects available around her—glass snuff bottles, discarded roofing shingles, ironing boards—as well as on canvas. She produced between five… See more details below

Overview

Clementine Hunter (1887–1988) painted every day from the 1930s until several days before her death at age 101. As a cook and domestic servant at Louisiana’s Melrose Plantation, she painted on hundreds of objects available around her—glass snuff bottles, discarded roofing shingles, ironing boards—as well as on canvas. She produced between five and ten thousand paintings, including her most ambitious work, the African House Murals. Her paintings of cotton planting and harvesting, washdays, weddings, baptisms, funerals, Saturday night revelry, and zinnias depict her experiences of everyday plantation life along the Cane River. More than a personal record of Hunter’s life, her work also reflects the social, material, and cultural aspects of the area’s larger African American community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807148785
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
09/17/2012
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
877,551
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >