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

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Hardcover, Random House Childrens Books, 2013, ISBN13 9780375867125, ISBN10 0375867120

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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, peopleincluding the famous painter N. C. Wyethstarted 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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Contributed by: Sweet, Melissa
Publisher: Knopf Incorporated, Alfred A.
Publish Date: Jan 08, 2013
ISBN-13: 9780375867125
ISBN-10: 0375867120
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 40
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.85
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 11.1 x 9.0 x 0.4
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