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A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace…

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

by Jen Bryant

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This is my first time learning about Horace Pippin which forced me to do some research away from the book. He is an amazing artist who I would love to learn some more about.
  alexanderkai | Nov 21, 2014 |
The book is very interesting, and seems accurate when compared with the additional notes in the back of the book. I think the author stayed fairly true to the story. It is fact-based, and doesn’t leave a lot of room for opinions from the author. Most lines with a hint of opinion come from how people felt about his artwork and success. The bibliography, author’s notes, and resources lists are all valuable tools for someone to delve deeper into the life of Horace. They are also fantastic resources for further exploration in the classroom! ( )
  ekrynen | Nov 11, 2014 |
The story of Horace Pippin, African American treasured artist. Self-taught, overcame war injury to dominant arm, continued to paint despite lack of support, lack of resources/poverty, wasn't discovered until later in life by famous American artist N.C. Wyeth
  lrubin75 | Nov 5, 2014 |
Format- Picture book
Genre- Biography
This books is a biography about Horace Pippin and his life as an early artist drawing for his sister and classmates, to being an artist in the trenches during WWI. This is a great book about a self-taught artist that overcame lots to become an American artist and a master at what he did.
  reyesjaramillo61 | Oct 13, 2014 |
inspirational to children and adults ( )
  MiguelPut | Aug 4, 2014 |
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As a child in the late 1800s, Horace Pippin loved to draw: He loved the feel of the charcoal as it slid across the floor. He loved looking at something in the room and making it come alive again in front of him. He drew pictures for his sisters, his classmates, his co-workers. Even during W.W.I, Horace filled his notebooks with drawings from the trenches . . . until he was shot. Upon his return home, Horace couldn't lift his right arm, and couldn't make any art. Slowly, with lots of practice, he regained use of his arm, until once again, he was able to paint--and paint, and paint! Soon, people—including the famous painter N. C. Wyeth—started noticing Horace's art, and before long, his paintings were displayed in galleries and museums across the country.

Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet team up once again to share this inspiring story of a self-taught painter from humble beginnings who despite many obstacles, was ultimately able to do what he loved, and be recognized for who he was: an artist.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:46:52 -0400)

Presents an illustrated introduction to the life and work of artist Horace Pippin, describing his childhood love for drawing and the World War I injury that challenged his career.

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