Have Your Own Clementine Hunter Collection: Here’s How

Have Your Own Clementine Hunter Collection: Here's HowFew could depict life on the Cane River quite like Louisiana folk artist Clementine Hunter. Clementine Hunter only began painting in her 50’s, but her art shows scenes from all throughout her long life spanning from 1886 to 1988. In the 1940’s, a Clementine Hunter original painting would sell for just around 25 cents, but it’s quite a bit pricier to acquire your own collection of original Clementine Hunter works today. Her work can be found from the New Orleans Museum of Art all the way to gallery displays in Washington, DC. Continue reading

Louisiana Keepsakes: Clementine Hunter Art

Louisiana Keepsakes: Clementine Hunter ArtFew folks artists in the history of the United States captured everyday life, as well as Clementine Hunter, did for the Cane River region. Beginning in the 1940’s, Clementine Hunter began documenting her life working on plantations in the Cane River region through her art, using bold colors and dramatic lines to invoke real-world emotion and wonder into every piece she created. To this day, these depictions are treasured all throughout Louisiana, and Hunter even became the first African American to be honored with a solo exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Baptism on Cane River, a famous painting by Hunter, has been cited as one of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite paintings. Continue reading