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Inspirations: Stories About Women Artists - Georgia O'Keefe, Frida Kahlo, Alice Neel, Faith Ringgold

Sills, Leslie

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ISBN 10: 0807536490 / ISBN 13: 9780807536490
Published by Albert Whitman & Company, 1989
Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket Hardcover
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Morton Grove. 1989. Albert Whitman & Company. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 30. 56 pages. hardcover. Painting on cover - 'Richard at Age Five' by Alice Neel. 0807536490. keywords:. inventory # 36776. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Wonderful stories about the lives of Georgia O’Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Alice Neel, and Faith Ringgold lavishly illustrated with full color reproductions of their works should inspire budding artists. O’Keeffe paints images from the New Mexican high desert while Kahlo depicts images from Mexico, Neel provides the reader with her rough expressionist portraits, while Ringgold paints images of the black people and their Harlem community. 1990 Notable Children’s Book. . Bookseller Inventory # 36776

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Title: Inspirations: Stories About Women Artists - ...

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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This intriguing introduction to contemporary women artists features details on the life and work of four artists: Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Alice Neel, and Faith Ringgold. "Sensitively written, the book is also beautifully designed."--Booklist, Starred Review. An ALA Notable Book for 1990.

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Grade 4 Up The colorful artwork immediately engages the attention of anyone browsing through this collective biography. O'Keefe's arresting flower studies; Frida Kahlo's naive and symbolic self-portraits; Alice Neel's intense, sad-eyed children; and Faith Ringgold's intricate cloth pictures are marvelously reproduced. Sills' text lives up to the promise of the pictures. Her focus is not so much on the lives of these artists as on their art and the intensity of their vision. Enough is told of marriages and deaths, of family and education, to explain how each was influenced in the direction that she chose and why each was so deeply committed to the world of art. The selection of these four women, and the excellent quality of both the text and the art reproductions, result in a book which brings an enhanced understanding of contemporary art and an appreciation of the importance of women in modern art. Each of these women has achieved recognition and fame and each deserves to be introduced to young artists and readers. This book should be put in the hands of as many young people as possible. Shirley Wilton, Ocean County College, Toms River, N.J.
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