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Teaching the First World War
Teaching the First World War

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1.4.1 Horace Pippin

Horace Pippin (1888–1946) was a member of the 369th Infantry Regiment. He was a self-taught artist. After the war he became one of the first Black painters to be recognised widely and was one of the most well regarded African-American painters of his time. Horace Pippin trained as an infantryman at Fort Dix, New Jersey and Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina in the autumn of 1917 before shipping out to Brest in France on 17 December 1917. He spent a year in France before being shipped home on a hospital ship having sustained injuries that rendered his right arm unusable (Rodman, 1947).

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Figure 9 A page from Pippin’s original wartime notes