St. Louis Art Museum Acquires Horace Pippin’s ‘Sunday Morning Breakfast’

Horace Pippin, "Sunday Morning Breakfast," 1943.

Horace Pippin, Sunday Morning Breakfast, 1943.


The St. Louis Art Museum has acquired Horace Pippin’s 1943 painting Sunday Morning Breakfast. The museum purchased the painting for $1.5 million through New York’s Alexandre Gallery, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which first reported the news. The painting will be on view starting December 18 and is part of a reinstallation of the museum’s galleries.

Incidentally, 1943 is the year that SLAM received a gift of 60 paintings, prints, and drawings as part of the Federal Art Project, which formed the basis of its 20th century collection. Pippin joins a strong selection of African American artists at the institution, including Charles White, Archibald Motley, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Faith Ringgold, Kara Walker, and Julie Mehretu.

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