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[Hunter, Clementine] Clementine Hunter: American Folk Artist

This video profiles the life and work of one of America's greatest African-American folk artists. In 1940, when she was already in her 50s, Clementine Hunter began to paint her memories of her life in the early part of this century. The resulting images, painted until her death at age 101, are vivid remembrances, pictures "put in her head by God," of a hard but joyous life. Shot on location in northwestern Louisiana, this program shows many of Hunter's colorful paintings and includes commentary by the artist herself and by those who knew her well. By Katina Simmons for the Museum of African American Life and Culture, Dallas. 1993. 30 min.