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A Chester County Art Critic (Portrait of Christian Brinton)

Horace Pippin, American, 1888 - 1946

Made in United States, North and Central America


Oil on canvas

21 1/2 × 15 7/8 inches (54.6 × 40.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 219, American Art, second floor

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Credit Line:
Gift of Christian Brinton, 1941

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Both Horace Pippin and Christian Brinton lived in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Their meeting in the late 1930s marked a turning point in Pippin’s artistic career.

Brinton, an art critic, curator, and collector, became one of Pippin’s most important and influential supporters. His promotion of Pippin’s work in the local press and exhibitions helped the artist gain national recognition.

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