Pippin: The Getaway, 1939 Archival Poster
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Enjoy this archival poster in your home or office that celebrates Horace Pippin's The Getaway.
Will the fox get away with his prize? Looks like he will! West Chester, PA's own Horace Pippin was arguably the most successful African American artist of his day. Pippin (1888–1946) taught himself to paint in the 1930s and quickly earned international renown. He addressed a range of themes, from landscapes and still lifes to biblical subjects and political statements. Some draw on his personal experience of the war or turn-of-the-century domestic life.
Pippin began The Getaway as a daytime scene with a blue sky, red barns, and a fox standing still in the snow. His inspiration to transform the work into a nighttime setting may have come from seeing Winslow Homer’s Fox Hunt at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. In Homer’s painting, the fox is pursued by crows and appears to be running for its life. In Pippin’s snowy portrayal, the fox has captured a bird and escapes in the moonlight.
- Museum exclusive
- 18" x 24" unframed
- Printed with archival quality inks on a high-resolution, large format 12-color printer
- 230gsm coated fine art paper that is acid-free and lignin-free
- Made in the USA