Taylor Morrison Civil War Artist

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Civil War Artist

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William Forbes gets a job with a local paper as an illustrator for the Civil War and sets off to sketch the events and battles as they happen, but bringing his work back to the boss is more difficult than he had expected.

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Taylor Morrison pairs his artistic talent with extensive research to bring readers engaging nonfiction picturebooks. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has illustrated several books for children. He was born in Kansas, raised in Illinois, and now makes his home in Oregon.

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It took four weeks for illustrations of scenes from the US's Civil War battles to make it from the front lines to readers' hands; Morrison (Cheetah, 1998, etc.) explains that process in his uniquely handsome book. Morrison introduces the fictional artist, William Forbes, commissioned by the fictional Burton's Illustrated News to follow the Union Army into battle at Bull Run. Throughout the day's fighting Forbes makes quick sketches; it is risky business, and he is often in mortal peril. That night he makes a more complete drawing, which is handed to a courier and taken back to the Burton offices. There, engravers set to work translating Forbes's drawing to a grid of wood blocks (Morrison includes interesting incidentals along the way, giving the process its due). The images are converted to electrotype, whereafter it is finally ready for the operators and pressman. Shortly after that, the newsboys are seen hawking the illustrated weekly, containing Forbes's image a mere month after the actual event. Morrison successfully renders the complexities of illustrating newspapers 150 years ago, and just as successfully conveys that in abandoning the wood block for the photograph, some of the art was sacrificed for speed. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-10) -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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