The Louisiana Folk Art of Clementine Hunter: Legend of Natchitoches

Looking to add some Louisiana or bayou culture to your home no matter where you live? Well, you should definitely add the work of Clementine Hunter to your collection. This Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, LA native, is one of the grand dames of Louisiana art and culture. Her pieces depict the life in Louisiana focusing on home, church, and land. If you love bold color or folk art, her pieces are a perfect addition to your home. Check out a few of our favorite pieces below.

The Louisiana Folk Art of Clementine Hunter

Hunter was born into a Louisiana Creole family at Hidden Hill Plantation, near Cloutierville, in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana; she started working as a farm laborer when young, never learning to read or write. In her fifties, she began painting, using brushes and paints left by an artist who visited Melrose Plantation, where she then lived and worked., Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, LA

Hunter has become one of the most well-known self-taught artists, often referred to as the black Grandma Moses.  Her paintings portray picking cotton[11] and pecans, washing clothes, baptisms, and funerals.

This piece is a great housewarming or wedding gift for a new couple.

If you love hosting and entertaining, this piece is a wonderful addition to a dining room or kitchen.

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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