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1941- One-man shows were held at the Carlen Galleries, the Arts Club of Chicago, and the Bignou Gallery, New York. Pippin produced his last eight burnt wood panels. The paintings in the Chicago show summed up the transitional phase of his career, at which time Dr. Barnes noted, "Pippin's use of bright exotic color for the depiction of objects and for the formation of compartmental patterns." 7 New pictures exhibited in the shows of 1940 included Pippin's first still-lifes such as, Warped Table and Roses with Red Chair.

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1942- Show at the San Francisco Museum of Art. At this point in his career. Pippin painted three powerful pictures about John Brown. The fanatical white abolitionist. To Pippin, whose grandparents were slaves and whose grandmother witnessed the hanging, Brown was a legendary folk hero. The first and most notable of the three. John Brown Going To His Hanging, depicts the scene his mother so often described.

1943- Pippin's paintings were included in the exhibition "American Negro Artists" at Smith College of Art, and in "American Art" at the Downtown Gallery in New York.

1944- He was included in the show, "Seven American Painters" at the Museum of Modern Art, and at the Downtown Gallery in New York which divided his production with the Carlen Galleries.

At the Carnegie Institute's, "Painting in the United States" exhibition, Pippin received the Fourth Honorable Mention award for Cabin in the Cotton III .

His paintings were included in "Religious Art of Today", at the Daytona Art Institute, and in "American Painters of the Present Day" at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence.

Pippin created a series of Holy Mountain paintings derived from the Bible and Edward Hick's Peaceable Kingdom series of which Robert Carlen owned several. These pictures were of Pippin's affirmation that wars would not always exist. As he explained in his own words:

"To my dear friends:

"To tell you why I painted the picture. It is the holy mountain my Holy mountain.

"Now my dear friends.

"The world is in a bad way at this time. I mean war. And men have never loved one another. There is trouble every place you Go today. Then one thinks of peace, yes there will be-peace, so I look at Isiah xi-6-1- there I found that there will be peace.... Every time I read it I got a new thought on it. So I went to work. Isaiah xi the6v to the 10v gave me the picture, and to think that all the animals that kill the weak ones will Dwell together like the wolf will Dwell with the lamb,..."

"And a little child shall lead them then to think also That the cow and the Bear shall feed.... Then I had something else to think about also, and that is the asp, and the Cockatrice's Dan, which is the most deadly thing of them all,.... and to think that a suckling child shall play on the hole of the asp. And the weaned child shall put his hand on the Cockatrice's Den, and this is why it is done, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover
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