Clementine Hunter

Clementine Hunter is Louisiana’s most famous female artist, and she is one of the most important folk artists of all time. Her work can be seen in the Smithsonian Institute, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Museum of American Folk Art in New York, the High Museum of Atlanta, the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, the New York Historical Association, the Oprah Winfrey Collection in Chicago and many other museums and private collections across the country.

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Painting (31-works)

Clementine  Hunter Pinwheels Spider Lilies
Pinwheels - (Spider Lilies)
24 x 30 in
Clementine  Hunter Picking Cotton_ Clementine Hunter_
Picking Cotton
16 x 24 in
Clementine  Hunter Hauling Cotton
Hauling Cotton
16 x 24 in
Clementine  Hunter Saturday Night
Saturday Night
16 x 20 in
SOLD
Clementine  Hunter Revival
Revival
24 x 16 in
SOLD
Clementine  Hunter Grandmothers Garden
Grandmother’s Garden - Abstract
18 x 24 in
Clementine  Hunter Going to Church
Going to Church
9 x 12 in
Clementine  Hunter Cotton Picking
Cotton Picking
20 x 24 in
Clementine  Hunter Clementine Hunter_ Dance Hall_ painting_ oil on panel_ folk art_ outsider art
Dance Hall
11.5 x 15.5 in
Clementine  Hunter Fightin__ Clementine Hunter_ painting_ oil on panel_ folk art_ outsider art
Fightin'
12 x 15 in
Clementine  Hunter Clementine Hunter_ Tea Party_ oil on panel_ folk art_ painting_ outsider art_ folk art
Tea Party
9.5 x 13.5 in
Clementine  Hunter Watermelon
Watermelon
14 x 18 in
Clementine  Hunter Angels
Angels, c. 1966
9.5 x 11.5 in
SOLD
Clementine  Hunter Blue Bird
Blue Bird
8 x 10 in
SOLD
Clementine  Hunter Harvesting Gourds_ Clementine Hunter_ painting_ oil on panel_ folk art_ outsider art
Harvesting Gourds
12 x 18 in
SOLD
Clementine  Hunter Morning Coffee
Morning Coffee
11 x 14 in
SOLD
Clementine  Hunter Nativity with Angels and Wisemen
Nativity with Angels and Wisemen
16.5 x 14.75 in
SOLD
Clementine  Hunter Pecan Picking_ Clementine Hunter_ painting_ oil on panel_ folk art_ outsider art
Pecan Picking
16 x 20 in
SOLD
Clementine  Hunter Purple Zinnias_ Clementine Hunter_ painting_ oil on panel_ folk art_ outsider art
Purple Zinnias
17.75 x 24 in
SOLD
Clementine  Hunter Saturday Night
Saturday Night
20 x 24 in
SOLD
Clementine  Hunter Wake_ Clementine Hunter_ painting_ oil on panel_ folk art_ outsider art
Wake
14 x 18 in
SOLD
Clementine  Hunter Wash Day
Wash Day
20 x 24 in
SOLD

Textile (2-works)


Clementine  Hunter

Clementine Hunter

Clementine Hunter Biography

 

Clementine Hunter was born on Hidden Hill Plantation (now called Little Eva Plantation) near Natchitoches, Louisiana, in December of 1886. When she was a young girl, her father moved the family away from the harsh environment at Hidden Hill (the plantation that was supposedly the basis for Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin) to the more hospitable Melrose Plantation. Clementine lived at Melrose for most of the rest of life, moving just right down the road a few years before she died on January 1, 1988, at the age of 101. Melrose was a cotton plantation founded in the 1790’s by the freed Congo woman, Marie Therese and her son Augustin Metoyer. The plantation and its family were a focal point of the African and Creole cultures along the Cane River. During Clementine’s days there, it had become a small artist colony, where Louisiana writers and artists like Alberta Kinsey, Caroline Dorman, and Harnett Kane spent time with others such as William Faulkner and John Steinbeck.

As the story goes, New Orleans artist Alberta Kinsey left some paints and brushes behind on one of her visits to Melrose in about 1940. Clementine, who had at this time turned from work in the cotton fields to work in the kitchen as the cook at Melrose, found the paints and brushes and asked permission to paint a picture of her own. She presented Melrose resident Francois Mignon with a painting of a Cane River baptism on a window shade, and her life changed forever.

Clementine Hunter is Louisiana’s most famous female artist, and she is one of the most important folk artists of all time. Her work can be seen in the Smithsonian Institute, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Museum of American Folk Art in New York, the High Museum of Atlanta, the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, the New York Historical Association, the Oprah Winfrey Collection in Chicago and many other museums and private collections across the country.

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