|Clementine Hunter "Bucket Lilies" 1967 Private Collection|
|detail from "Bucket Lilies"|
Hunter received numerous honors and accolades for her work in her lifetime including an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts. A book Clementine Hunter: her life and work came out in 2012, published by LSU Press. When she died, she was buried near her friend Francois Mignon, who had believed in her and helped her get started in her late blossoming art career. Interestingly, Mignon was the original owner of this painting, which he received as a gift from the artist after he gave Hunter the bucket of lilies which inspired the piece!