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For Immediate Release:

Celebrate Horace Pippin
Read-Aloud Family Workshop, Author Lecture
  &  Book Signing 
Sunday, February 24 

Free admission 9:30 a.m. until Noon

The Brandywine River Museum celebrates local artist Horace Pippin (1888-1946) with a story reading and art activity. Pippin is the subject of a new children's book, A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin, written by local author Jen Bryant.

The day's activities include:

11 a.m. Book reading, A Splash of Red

1 p.m. Presentation by Jen Bryant about researching and writing her book

Horace Pippin is regarded as one of the most important black artists of the 20th century. He was a self-taught artist who made art as a form of therapy for injuries sustained during World War I. Pippin's subjects include war and biblical subjects as well as familiar scenes in his hometown of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Works by Pippin in the museum's collection include Birmingham Meeting House III (1941), Saying Prayers (1943), Potted Plant in Window (1943), and Floral Still Life (not dated).

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin ($17.99) is available for purchase in the museum shop and online.

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Brandywine River Museum, located on U.S. Route 1 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, is open daily (except Christmas Day) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults; $8 for seniors ages 65 and over, $6 for students and children ages 6-12; free for children under six and Brandywine Conservancy members. Museum admission is free on Sunday mornings (except May 26 during Annual Antiques Show) from 9:30 a.m. to noon through November 24, 2013.

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