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Clementine Hunter is a well-known 20th-century folk artist. A descendant of slaves, she spent the majority of her life doing both field labor and domestic work on Melrose Plantation in Louisiana. Her art was inspired by day-to-day plantation life. She depicted the hands at work, at church, and at play, as well as religious images and portraiture. Hunter's early works were brought to the attention of François Mignon, a writer, and James Register, a professor at the University of Oklahoma. Both men encouraged her artistic creativity, and they arranged for her first public show in 1946.
depth 0.75 in ; height 17.5 in ; width 17.5 in