Horace Pippin Family Day with Author Talk and Book Signing
Horace Pippin (1888-1946) is regarded as one of the most important black artists of the 20th century. Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Pippin was self-taught. He lost the use of is right arm while serving in France during WWI, but persevered and found a new way to paint, supporting his right hand with his left. Pippin’s scenes of bible stories, family stories and everyday life are now in the collections of the Brandywine River Museum, the Barnes Foundation, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.