Horace Pippin

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Birthday
22, 1888
Birthplace
West Chester, PA
Death Date
Jul 6, 1946 (58)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
22, 1888
Birthplace
West Chester, PA
Death Date
Jul 6, 1946 (58)

About

American painter who created work based on the injustice of slavery and American segregation. Some of his popular paintings include the Domino Players in 1943 and Self-portrait in 1941.

Before Fame

He attended segregated schools until he was 15 years old and later worked in various jobs that included a hotel porter and a used-clothing peddler.

Trivia

He served in the 369th infantry in Europe during World War I.

Family Life

He grew up with his family in Goshen, New York.

Associated With

Like him, John Wesley Harick was an African-American painter.