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Self-taught artist Clementine Hunter painted secular as well as religious themes inspired by the Cane River region and the Melrose Plantation in Louisiana, where she lived for most of her life.   Hunter did not start painting until she was 50 years old.  This nativity scene demonstrates her ability to combine traditional religious imagery and the unique contemporary context of her community.   Clementine Hunter  Nativity Scene,  Oil on cardboard,   Gift of Margaret Robson, 2012  TR86.2012.3

Self-taught artist Clementine Hunter painted secular as well as religious themes inspired by the Cane River region and the Melrose Plantation in Louisiana, where she lived for most of her life. Hunter did not start painting until she was 50 years old. This nativity scene demonstrates her ability to combine traditional religious imagery and the unique contemporary context of her community. Clementine Hunter Nativity Scene, Oil on cardboard, Gift of Margaret Robson, 2012 TR86.2012.3

Clementine Hunter (American, 1886/1887-1988), Little Eva Plantation, 1965. Oil on heavy pasteboard.

Clementine Hunter (American, 1886/1887-1988), Little Eva Plantation, 1965. Oil on heavy pasteboard.

African House, Melrose Plantation, Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States, date unknown, by Clementine Hunter.

African House, Melrose Plantation, Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States, date unknown, by Clementine Hunter.

Clementine Hunter | American, 1886–1988 | The Wedding | 1960 | Oil on canvas | 21 3/8 x 27 1/2 inches | T. Marshall Hahn Collection | Number: 1996.176 V

Clementine Hunter | American, 1886–1988 | The Wedding | 1960 | Oil on canvas | 21 3/8 x 27 1/2 inches | T. Marshall Hahn Collection | Number: 1996.176 V

Clementine Hunter African-American artist painting art (1887 – 1988) Angels #FuturistNeoPrimitivist

Clementine Hunter African-American artist painting art (1887 – 1988) Angels #FuturistNeoPrimitivist

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