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

by Jen Bryant

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This book depicts the complete biography of Horace Pippin. Horace enjoyed drawing from a young age and even got in trouble for drawing on his school work. Although he had normal jobs after school, he enjoyed drawing and eventually painting. Even when he went to war he drew. After being shot in his right arm, he wasn't able to hold his drawing tools in the same way. He eventually became adept at supporting his right hand with his left to paint. ( )
  elmisner | Jul 22, 2015 |
This Orbis Award winning book tells the inspiring story of Horace Pippin, a self-taught African American artist. The book chronicles Pippin's life from his birth and childhood, through his service and injury during World War II, and his eventual fame as an artist. Melissa Sweet's vivid illustrations add much beauty to this book.
  songshu | Jul 20, 2015 |
The life and art of Horace Pippin
  Robinjhud | Jul 4, 2015 |
I did not know much about Horace Pippin before reading this book, so it is informative for adults as well! It discusses the concept of overcoming difficulties, while also informative about a great artist! ( )
  RuthFinnigan | Jun 7, 2015 |
A Splash or Red is the story of Horace Pippin who was a painter that overcame many difficulties and followed his passions for art. Pippin even enters the WW! as a solider and even suffers an injury to his arm which he used to paint. After a while Horace begins painting again despite his injury and rises to fame after recognition. After 40 years of continued practice and passion for painting, he achieves fame and fortune for his talent. This book is beautifully illustrated, shows triumph despite difficult circumstances, and is even inspired by some of Horace Pippin's original paintings.
  Kristinewaind | Jun 5, 2015 |
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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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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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