"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/