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A Splash of Red

The Life And Art Of Horace Pippin

By Jennifer Bryant

A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

Winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children

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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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780375867125


Format: Book
Author: Bryant, Jennifer
Summary: 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.
Title: A splash of red : the life and art of Horace Pippin / written by Jen Bryant ; illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2013], ©2013.
Subject: Pippin, Horace, 1888-1946 -- Juvenile literature. African American painters -- Biography -- Juvenile literature. Painters -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 9780375867125 (hard cover) 9780375967122 (library binding) 0375867120 9780375867125
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 12
System Items Total: 12
Call Number: CB Pippin
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Bib Id: 506474

Format: Book
Author: Bryant, Jennifer.
Summary: 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.
Title: A splash of red : the life and art of Horace Pippin / written by Jen Bryant ; illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2013], ©2013.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 29 cm.
Subjects: Pippin, Horace, 1888-1946 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: African American painters -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Painters -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Other Author: Sweet, Melissa, 1956- illustrator.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN: 2012003209
ISBN: 9780375867125 (hard cover)
ISBN: 9780375967122 (library binding)
ISBN: 0375867120
ISBN: 9780375867125
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 12
Total Copies: 12
Call Number: CB Pippin