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Celebrating Black History Month: Exploring the Work of Clementine Hunter A Self-Taught Louisiana Artist

In celebration of Black History Month, we are highlighting the work of Clementine Hunter, a self-taught, African American painter born in Louisiana in 1886. Hunter worked on Melrose Plantation near Natchitoches for most of her life as a labor and maid. She referred to her works as “memory paintings,” depicting her everyday life on the…

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Getting to Know the Artist: Clementine Hunter A look at the life of one of Louisiana’s Self-Taught Artists

While Clementine Hunter did not venture too far outside of Natchitoches, Louisiana during her life, she is known today as one of the most famous female artists to come from Louisiana and as one of the most important self-taught artists. Hunter was born in December 1886 on Hidden Hill Plantation near Cloutierville, Louisiana. She eventually…

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