"Horace Pippin’s subject matter for his paintings was diverse. While he took on more serious, racially influenced matters such as his Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist John Brown series and works titled Mr. Prejudice and Cabin in the Cotton, Pippin also painted everyday moments and people – both white and black. Furthermore, Pippin was insistent that artists should not be overly taught, and that what an artist felt and the way he or she wanted to express it was more important than too much focus on theory or technique. As Pippin himself said, "Pictures just come to my mind; I think them out with my brain, and then I tell my heart to go ahead."
-Meg Nola, Featured writer for http://modernarthistory.suite101.com/
Horrace Pippin, Major-General Smedley D. Butler, U.S.M.C., Retired, 1937, Oil on canvas, 19 x 25"
Art Institute of Chicago
Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio
Zachariah , 1943
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
The Trial of John Brown, 1942
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
4 works online
Horace Pippin at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Horace Pippin at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
2 works online
Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Brandywine River Museum, Pennsylvania
Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio
Christmas Morning, Breakfast
Howard University Art Collection, Washington D.C.
Christ Crowned with Thorns, 1938
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Philadelphia Museum of Art
3 works by Horace Pippin online
Reynolda House Museum of American Art , Winston-Salem, North Carolina
The Whipping, 1941
Horace Pippin at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
Virtual Museum of Canada
Old Black Joe , 1943
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas
West Chester, Pennsylvania , 194