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Clementine Hunter: Folk Artist

Clementine Hunter

We celebrate Clementine Hunter. Ms Hunter was a folk artist. Ms Hunter was a not so modern day creative. She could do it all! She made some of the most beautiful quilts and tapestries that told stories of the buildings on Melrose Plantation where she live for most of her 101 years. Experts say that “Hunter made several quilts that were [very] abstract.” These abstract quilts matched her later abstract and impressionist paintings.

She once said that “I just get it in m mind and I just go ahead and paint but I can’t look at nothing and paint. No trees, no nothing. I just make my own tree in my mind, that’s the way I paint.”


She was the first African American artist to have a solo exhibition at the now New Orleans Museum of Art but because of Jim Crow, she couldn’t attend.

Lastly, Ms Hunter’s painting show that she elevated women by depicting them as larger and more prominent in her work. Pretty interesting, huh?

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