Who was Horace Pippin?

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A Hard Worker from the Start

Today, Horace’s paintings are displayed in art museums from New York to San Francisco. Art collectors have paid many thousands of dollars for just one of his pictures. But Horace’s success, like all success, came after many years of hard work and many thousands of…

What Kind of Man Was Horace?

You might be wondering what kind of person Horace Pippin was. After he left school in eighth grade in order to earn money for his family, he remained hard-working, loyal, and sincere. It didn’t matter if he was baling hay on a farm, carrying luggage…

The War of Mud

Horace Pippin voluntarily joined the U.S. Army and fought alongside French soldiers in the muddy trenches of World War I. He took part in many battles and often went without food, warmth, and sleep. But even here, as gunfire exploded all around him and planes…

A Splash of Gold!

Many thanks to the 2013 Parents’ Choice Book Awards Committee for honoring A Splash of Red with a Gold Award. We are thrilled and in very good company… See more here.

Horace Draws Himself Back to Life

                              Horace had always loved to draw, but after the war, his art-making became a kind of physical and emotional therapy. Because of the severe injury to his right arm, he…