Horace Pippin: The Way I See It, Exhibition Catalogue


Accompanying a major exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum of Art from April 25 - July 19, 2015, this book is the first examination of Pippin’s work for over 20 years and is an opportunity to re-examine him with fresh eyes. Fully illustrated with over 60 works from around the United States, the book explores themes of African American culture, racism and war, as well as intimate moments, all from a self-taught, folk art perspective.

This major new catalogue looks closely at Horace Pippin (1888-1946) as an artist who was embraced by the art world yet remained independent. A self-taught master of form, color and composition, Pippin vividly depicted a range of subject matter, from scenes of war, history and religion, to sporting scenes, floral still lifes and intimate family moments. Described as "A real and rare genius, combining folk quality with artistic maturity so uniquely as almost to defy classification” by Alain Locke, Pippin’s response to the question of what made him a great painter: "I paint it the way I see it."

Text by Audrey Lewis, Kerry James Marshall, Jacqueline Francis, Judith F Dolkart, and Anne Monahan

Hardcover, 186 pages. Features 71 plates and 75 comparative illustrations.

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