Her Life and Art
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: LSU Press
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Proper study and appreciation of the life and art of Clementine Hunter may be likened to the experience of holding a kaleidoscope up to the light and watching its multiple surfaces...
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When one examines Clementine Hunterâs vast oeuvre, it becomes apparent that while she never learned the familiar language symbols one needs to write words or the syntactic...
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The first time I met Clementine Hunter was in the spring of 1966. Ora Williams, an English teacher at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and the supervisor of my student...
1 A Moment of Recognition: May 17, 1985
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Clementine Hunter sat quietly in the back of Prather Coliseum on the campus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. At ninety-eight years age...
2 From the Cotton Fields to the Big House
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As Clementine Hunterâs significance as an American artist grew, those who valued her art realized the importance of documenting the artistâs life story. Mildred Hart Bailey...
3 Memory and a Sense of Place
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To understand the complexity of Clementine Hunter and her art, one must understand her relationship to the land from which she came. She was very much an...
4 The Remarkable and Enigmatic Mr. Mignon
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Clementine Hunterâs move to melrose plantation proved to be the most significant event in her life. Unquestionably, the second most important event occurred when...
5 Mr. Pipes and the Artist
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During the decades of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s Clementine Hunter was supported and encouraged not only by FranÃ§ois Mignon but also by another admirer, James Pipes Register...
6 Becoming an Artist
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Clementine Hunter was well past middle age when her work moved from outside to inside, from the cotton fields and pecan groves to the Melrose Big House. Cammie Henry...
7 The African House Murals
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by the summer of 1955 Clementine Hunter had been painting for at least fifteen years. She had developed the major themes that would dominate her paintings in the years ahead...
8 A Lifetime Told in Art
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Clementine Hunter left no correspondence, no diaries, not even a note on a scrap of paper from which one can learn firsthand about her life. Interviews by reporters and researchers...
9 Friends, Supporters, and Patrons
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While it is clear that FranÃ§ois Mignon and James Register were the driving force managing and promoting Clementine Hunter, they were not alone in their recognition of her art...
10 New Year’s Day, 1988
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Clementine Hunter died at 2:10 in the afternoon on Saturday, January 1, 1988. She was unable to eat and suffering from dehydration on Wednesday, December 29, when her daughter...
11 Fakes, Forgeries, and the FBI
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Joseph Barabe peered intently into the eyepiece of a powerful, enhanced microscope. Magnified several thousand times, he meticulously studied the canvas, the strokes, and the chemistry of one of Clementine Hunterâs paintings of African House....
Appendix: The Evolution of Hunter’s Signature
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Page Count: 236
Publication Year: 2012