Clementine Hunter

Paintings

Clementine Hunter

Paintings

Nationality: American

Biography:
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

ItemRealized
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
$9,560.00
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
$5,078.75
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
$4,375.00
CLEMENTINE HUNTER (American, 1886-1988) Cotton Pickers and Fisherman Oil on artist's board 18 x 24 inches (45.7
CLEMENTINE HUNTER (American, 1886-1988)Cotton Pickers and FishermanOil on artist's board18 x 24 inches (45.7...
Lot 38047
Auction 5019
Friday, July 17, 2009
$4,182.50
CLEMENTINE HUNTER (American, 1886-1988) Baptismal Oil on board 16 x 24 inches (40.6 x 61.0 cm) Initialed lower rig
CLEMENTINE HUNTER (American, 1886-1988)Baptismal Oil on board 16 x 24 inches (40.6 x 61.0 cm)Initialed lower rig...
Lot 76050
Auction 5070
Saturday, November 5, 2011
$3,883.75

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