In the 1930's however, folk-art was rediscovered in this country. It came to be cherished by the East-Coast "elite" including the Rockefellers and other monied families who relished the story-telling simplicity of its compositions, subject matter, style, and painting technique. Among the most important artists working at that time in that manner was the African-American painter Horace Pippin. Born in 1888, in West Chester Pennsylvania, the grandson of slaves, he grew up in upstate New York.
|Interior, 1944, Horace Pippin|