Clementine Hunter

Clementine Hunter (1886 or 1887 - 1988) was a self-taught painter, the granddaughter of a slave who was born on a Louisiana plantation, Hidden Hill, that was said to be the model for Uncle Tom's Cabin. At the age of 15 she moved to Melrose Plantation where she spent most of her life picking cotton. Melrose was a sort of artist's retreat, and Hunter created her 1st painting, in 1939, using paints and brushes left behind by a visiting artist. Over time her talent and reputation grew and she became one of the most well-know American folk artists.

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