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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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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 |
will use to discuss overcoming hardship and for art as well. looking at the illustrations etc.
  nalapow | Apr 22, 2015 |
I gave this book 5 stars for the story and watercolor illustrations. I plan to purchase this book for my personal classroom library. You can incorporate this book in your classroom in multiple ways. I would read ht ebook and talk about the undertones of overcoming hardship. I would also talk about the color scheme and artistic technique. Then I would do some sort of an art project that incorporated what I learned. Awesome book!!!!!! ( )
  ramfam5 | Mar 15, 2015 |
A Splash of Red was one of my favorite information books that I have read this term and it would be a great addition to any personal or classroom selection. This book depicts the life of Horace Pippen, a famous self-taught painter that has faced much adversity in his life. The story begins with Horace as a child and shows his father leaving his family and Horace having to join the workforce to support his family. He then enrolls in the military and leaves to fight in WW1. During this time, he is shot in the shoulder and looses movement of his right arm. When Horace returns, his interest in art returns as well and Horace re-learns to paint beautiful pictures and is eventually recognized by the art community. I think this is a great book because it gave a wonderful description of a great artist. This is important because I feel like many schools and classroom fails to give students enough time exploring art and famous artists. Not only is this book great for starting discussions about great art and artist, because it also allows reader to dig into deeper more sensitive issues such as family problems and even the effects of violence and war.
  laineyh | Mar 15, 2015 |
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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 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:54 -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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