Clementine Hunter

Clementine Hunter


Nationality: American

In 1900, Clementine Hunter moved with her family to the Melrose Plantation on the Cane River, outside Natchitoches, Louisiana. Melrose soon became a haven for many artists and writers including Alberta Kinsey, Francois Mignon, and Lyle Saxon. At the age of 54, Clementine Hunter was encouraged by visiting artists to try painting artworks herself. She used leftover paints and began "marking pictures" on any surface she could find - old bottles, cardboard scraps, and even brown paper bags. Her works told the story of plantation life from daily activities to special occasions. One of Louisiana's most celebrated folk artists, Clementine Hunter's paintings can be seen in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., the Museum of American Folk Art in New York, the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, the Oprah Winfrey Collection in Chicago, and the New Orleans Museum of Art.


Clementine Hunter Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
CLEMENTINE HUNTER (1886-1988) Cane River and Melrose Plantation Scene Oil on canvasboard 24in. x 36in. Signed lower
CLEMENTINE HUNTER (1886-1988)Cane River and Melrose Plantation SceneOil on canvasboard24in. x 36in.Signed lower ...
Lot 36295
Auction 649
Saturday, December 2, 2006
CLEMENTINE HUNTER (American, 1886-1988) Saturday Night at the Honkey Tonk Oil on board 16 x 24 inches (40.6 x 61.0 c
CLEMENTINE HUNTER (American, 1886-1988)Saturday Night at the Honkey TonkOil on board 16 x 24 inches (40.6 x 61.0 c...
Lot 76049
Auction 5070
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Clementine Hunter (American, 1886-1988) Baptism, circa 1965-70 Oil on board 16 x 24 inches (40.6 x 61.0 cm)
Clementine Hunter (American, 1886-1988)Baptism, circa 1965-70Oil on board16 x 24 inches (40.6 x 61.0 cm)...
Lot 75088
Auction 5255
Saturday, May 21, 2016
CLEMENTINE HUNTER (American, 1886-1988) Funeral Oil on panel 11-1/2 x 17-1/2 inches (29.2 x 44.5 cm) Initialed cente
CLEMENTINE HUNTER (American, 1886-1988)FuneralOil on panel11-1/2 x 17-1/2 inches (29.2 x 44.5 cm)Initialed cente...
Lot 76035
Auction 5114
Thursday, November 15, 2012
CLEMENTINE HUNTER (American, 1886-1988) Cotton Pickers Oil on panel 16 x 24 inches (40.6 x 61.0 cm) Initialed center
CLEMENTINE HUNTER (American, 1886-1988)Cotton PickersOil on panel16 x 24 inches (40.6 x 61.0 cm)Initialed center...
Lot 76032
Auction 5114
Thursday, November 15, 2012

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