Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Art From her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter - OPTIONAL

Whitehead, Kathy Art From Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter, illustrated by Shane W. Evans. Putnam, 2008. NON-FICTION PICTURE BOOK


Clementine Hunter started painting in the 1940's, in the middle years of her life, using left over paint and scraps of boards, window shades or anything else she could find. She gained fame during time of segregation and had to be sneaked in to one of her own art exhibits.

This picture book speaks mostly about Hunter's history and inspirations, and not so much about her life as a recognized artist. While it nay be useful, it is not outstandingly inspirational.

Cindy, Library-Teacher

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