Clementine Hunter: Her Life and Art, by Tom Whitehead and Art Shiver

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Clementine Hunter: Her Life and Art, by Tom Whitehead and Art Shiver

40.95

By Art Shiver and Tom Whitehead
Louisiana State University Press, 2012

She painted and painted and painted; for fifty years she painted. She produced “between five and ten thousand” works of art on snuff bottles, window shades, plywood, canvas and a multitude of other objects found on the plantation. Hunter tells her own story and the story of her people in her paintings. The descendent of an enslaved family, she came from Field Hand in the cotton rows, to Cook for the plantation Big House, to internationally known Folk Artist.

Shiver and Whitehead, who both knew Clementine personally, provide a well researched and lively story of not only the Artist but of those who encouraged her, such as Lyle Saxon and Francois Mignon. It includes fascinating data of forgeries and FBI involvement.

The book includes numerous paintings and photographs.

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