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American artist, Horace Pippin, was self-taught. His paintings ranged in theme from biblical subjects to World War I scenes to landscapes. Some of his more controversial works were centered around slavery, racial segregation, and other social injustices. His works are available in many collections today, including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. These paintings will leave you in awe of the artist.

Born in 1888, Horace Pippin's life has been a fascinating one. As a child, he lived in Goshen, New York, with his parents and grandparents. He attended segregated schools until he was fifteen years old, when he had to leave to help his ailing mother. He was fascinated by art supplies, and responded to an advertisement for a box of crayons. He used these supplies to create colorful, textured drawings of the Goshen racetrack. His childhood included working in an iron foundry, as a porter in a hotel, and as a used-clothes peddler. He eventually became a professional artist, winning accolades for his craftsmanship.

Pippin started to explore art in his mid-life, and soon became an acclaimed artist. His first painting took three years to complete, and he used his right hand to guide his wrist while holding a small paint brush. He later developed a unique style of painting, and his paintings would go on to sell well in major art auctions. After his death, his wife died of a stroke. After his death, several major exhibitions of his work have been organized at various institutions.

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