Horace Pippin printed material

Collection ID:
Pippin, Horace, 1888-1946
Physical Description:
1 microfilm reel
25 items on partial microfilm reel

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This microfilm collection consists of printed material related to the artistic career of African American painter Horace Pippin. Materials include newspaper clippings, exhibition announcements, and exhibition catalogs.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Horace Pippin (1888-1946) was a self-taught painter from West Chester, Pennsylvania. Pippin was inspired to paint by his experiences in World War I. He lost the use of his right arm when he was wounded during the war and, when painting, had to use his left hand to guide his right. He gained a national reputation as "a true American primitive" in the 1940s for his paintings depicting childhood memories, war experiences, heroes, and religious subjects.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4018 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan, at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and at the Chester County Historical Society.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in Chester County Historical Society.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed in 1987 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds the Horace Pippin notebooks and letters, circa 1920.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting -- Pennsylvania -- West Chester Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- West Chester Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Self-taught artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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