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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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A wonderful story of persevering through obstacles to live out one's passion and dreams! The illustrations are done in the style of Pippin - strong, true to life colors, with the inevitable splash of red. ( )
  reynolds2 | Feb 15, 2015 |
A Splash of Red has a wonderful book title that reflects the life of Horace Pippin. Horace was an artist born in the late 1800s. His passion was drawing, When he was a little boy he loved to give his drawings to his friends and family. His passion continued until he grew up and went to France to fight during World War I. During this time he was shot in the arm, which made drawing impossible. slowly her regained the ability to draw again. This book has a beautiful message about never giving up. Following your dreams. ( )
  harrisrm | Feb 14, 2015 |
A nice biography. The collage style of the artwork of the book really ad to the story, you can see why the book was a Caldecott honoree. It's very informative, and the author includes a historical note at the end with more information about Horace Pippin. Pippin's life is very interesting and is wonderful story about overcoming adversity in how he retaught him self to paint with his non dominant hand after sustaining an injury during WWI.
  JessicaLeupold | Jan 22, 2015 |
A biography of the life of Horace Pippin, an American painter.
  b_Campbell | Jan 19, 2015 |
A Splash of Red is the story of Horace Pippin. He was a child in the late 1800's and was a self taught artist. He went through a very humble beginning and had to overcome many obstacles in order to do what he enjoyed. I can definitely see why this book won an award.
  Enessa | Dec 7, 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.

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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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