Emitte Hych, born in 1909, spent the first thirty years of his life living in rural Mississippi. As a young man he worked as a share cropper picking cotton. Times were tough for African-Americans in the 1940's so Emitte moved up North to join a sister. Emitte was able to get a job as a cook-chef and still takes pride in his cooking today,"I ain't scared to get in the kitchen with no woman!" Emitte's drawings and paintings are of simple whimiscal scenes of people, snakes, elephants and imaginary plants. Now in his late 90s, Emitte is still doing well but no longer sees well enough to paint.
Emitte Hych's work was exhibited in Intuit's "See What I Say" show in Chicago,1998; in the "Chicago Collects" show at the Chicago Cultural Center, 1996-7.
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