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Folk artist Clementine Hunter (1887-1988) was born into plantation life in Louisiana. When she was 14, the family moved to the Melrose Plantation which, in addition to being an highly successful agricultural business, was also a haven for artists and writers. For years Hunter worked in the cotton fields and then in the house where she made clothes for the family, looked after the gardens, and created elaborate quilts. At the age of 54, she began to paint on canvas, cardboard, and paper bags. She continued to paint memories and stories of her life until she passed away at age 100. She received numerous awards and fellowships and her life and work has been featured in many publications including Look (June 16, 1953) and The Saturday Evening Post (May 27, 1961).

Her work is in the permanent collections of many museums including the Dallas Museum of Art and the Museum of American Folk Art in New York.

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Carl Solway Gallery, 2 Black Women, Faith Ringgold and Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson - ACA, NYC, February 6 - March 20, 2010

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