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Documentary on Clementine Hunter, 1985

Hunter, Clementine

Folk artist


Collection Information

Size: 2 Videocassettes, videocassettes (80 min.), sd., col., 3/4 in.

Summary: Unedited video footage produced by Didi Barret of the Museum of American Folk Art with the assistance of Richard Gasperi of the Gasperi Folk Art Gallery, New Orleans, La. Footage includes views of Hunter's murals in the "African House" at Melrose Plantation in Natchitoches, La., with comments by Hunter's friends Thomas Whitehead and Mildred Bailey; an interview of Hunter conducted by Whitehead on April 21, 1985; views of 27 sketches from Hunter's 1945 sketchbook with comments by art dealer Richard Gasperi; and a tour of the New Orleans Museum of Art's exhibition, "A New Orleans Salute to Clementine Hunter's Centennial," narrated by curator William Fagaly.

Biographical/Historical Note

Clementine Hunter (1886 or 1887-1988) was an African American folk artist in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.


Donated 1986 by Richard Gasperi, owner of the Gasperi Folk Art Gallery in New Orleans

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Documentary on Clementine Hunter, 1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.