Horace Pippin, A Negro Painter in America.
First monograph ever of a Black American artist (Anne Monahan, op. cited); a survey of the paintings of self-taught painter Horace Pippin (1888–1946). The well-illustrated book contains a complete chronological catalog of Pippin’s paintings, a chronology of his life, and the artist’s autobiographical sketch, “My Life’s Story,” drawn from two of his manuscripts.
“Pippin’s African-American heritage continued to offer subjects for the artist, ranging from images of Abraham Lincoln to portraits of the famous black soprano Marian Anderson to scenes of everyday life. ... His originality attracted a wide audience, and his work became increasingly sophisticated over time, drawing admiration from a number of critics of modern art.” (ANB)
Description: Horace Pippin, A Negro Painter in America.
New York: The Quadrangle Press, MCMXLVII . First Edition. Frontispiece portrait, 88, pp +  color plates. Sm. Folio. Publisher’s Cloth, without dust jacket. 48 Monochrome collotype plates. Spine and boards with some sunning; colophon’s verso with small glass stain else a clean tight copy; Very Good.