Clementine Hunter needlepoint
Clementine Hunter needlepoint

Clementine Hunter needlepoint

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We are very proud to include these selected needlepoint canvases in our shop.

Clementine Hunter (1886-1988) is a self-taught Black folk artist from the Cane River region of Louisiana, who lived and worked on Melrose Plantation. She started working as a farm laborer when young, and never learned to read or write. In her fifties, she began to sell her paintings, which soon gained local and national attention for their complexity in depicting Black Southern life in the early twentieth century. She is the first African-American artist to have a solo exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The sale of these canvases benefits Ms. Hunter's estate. 

Each canvas includes a #22 needle & wool (separate to use one ply at a time when stitching). Canvases are 18 mesh.

Chicken Hauling Flowers, Card Playing, Flying Angel & Lemon Tree, 6" x 6"
Round Birdfeeder, 4.75"

 

Photo of Ms. Hunter attributed to Carolyn Ramsey; Courtesy of Watson Memorial Library, Cammie G. Henry Research Center (the Mildred Hart Bailey Collection), © The Cammie G. Henry Research Center, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana

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