A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
About this book As a child in the late 1800s, Horace Pippin loved to draw and paint. 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 he was able to paint again. Eventually discovered by the art community, major museums displayed his works across the country. An inspiring story of a self-taught painter from humble beginnings who despite many obstacles, his perseverance enabled to do what he loved, and be recognized for who he was: an artist.
Reviews from Around the World “Bryant’s meticulously researched, eloquent text makes this a winning read-aloud, while Sweet’s vibrant, folksy illustrations, rendered in watercolor, gouache, and mixed media, portray the joys and hardships of the man’s life, using his trademark palette…with just a splash of red.”Kirkus Reviews“This outstanding portrait of African-American artist Horace Pippin (1888-1946) allows Pippin’s work to shine—and his heart too.”Booklist“…a well-structured narrative with recurring themes and a highly accessible style…outstanding.”- School Library Journal