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The End of the War: Starting Home, by Horace Pippin, circa 1930.
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A dark painting of jubilant soldiers framed in a wooden frame with symbols of war attached

Credit: Courtesy the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Given by Robert Carlen

During the First World War, Horace Pippin lost the use of his right arm when he was shot while fighting in the 369th Regiment, a famous African American Infantry division nicknamed the Harlem Hell Fighters. Once home in West Chester, Pippin taught himself to paint, in part to manage the trauma he continued to experience from the war. 

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