Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday Feature: Horace Pippin

Domino Players by Horace Pippin

Despite having wounded his right arm while serving in World War I Horace Pippin continued painting throughout his lifetime. I have to believe that he found much of the strength to continue working from his desire to express the injustice of segregation that he experienced. That and maybe he wanted to honor the quiet beauty of everyday existence... people gathering on a street, a family eating dinner. After the horrors of war and racism this is what he wanted to focus on.

by Horace Pippin

I did not care what or where I went. I asked God to help me, and he did so. And that is the way I came through that terrible and Hellish place. For the whole entire battlefield was hell, so it was no place for any human being to be.
-Horace Pippin

Pictures just come to my mind, and I tell my heart to go ahead
-Horace Pippin

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