Primitive

Primitive

The Art and Life of Horace H. Pippin

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Perseus Publishing
A lyrical and biographical reflection on the art and life of Horace H. Pippin—the best-known African American artist of his time—Primitive offers a searching critique of the condescension to African American folk art as supposedly “primitive,” and it also critiques the underestimation of African American life and imagination in the broader American consciousness. Award-winning poet Janice N. Harrington connects readers to this fascinating, odds-defying artist, all while underscoring the human craving for artistic expression.

Biographical poems on artist Horace H. Pippin, who left an invaluable record of African American life during World War I.


Publisher: Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, Ltd., 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 1942683200 (softcover ; acid-free paper)
9781942683209 (softcover ; acid-free paper)
Branch Call Number: 811.6 HAR
Characteristics: 104 pages ; 23 cm

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