Art from her heart

folk artist Clementine Hunter

By Whitehead, Kathy & Evans, Shane

Publishers Summary:
Clementine Hunter's paintings went from hanging on her clothesline to hanging in museums, yet because of the color of her skin, a friend had to sneak her in when the gallery was closed.

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978-0-39924-219-9
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2008

K-Gr 3 Although there was a difference in their life spans of about 25 years, Clementine Hunter (1886/18871988) and Grandma Moses (18601961) had much in common. Neither had any formal art training, both started painting in midlife, both used a folk-art style derived from their individual roots, and both lived long and fruitful lives finding personal passion in their art. Hunter, who today enjoys a modest reputation and whose work is sold in galleries and hung in museums, never received the acclamation that Moses achieved. Whitehead and Evans pr...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2009

A brief text, more impressionistic than fact-filled, introduces readers to the self-taught artist Clementine Hunter (1886-198...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on September 1, 2008

With striking illustrations and simple, evocative text, is an understated biography of a fascinating American artist. Clementine Hunter is presented as serious and humble, her work firmly grounded in her experience. Born in late December 1886 or early January 1887, she worked on Melrose Plantation, a Louisiana haven for artists and writers. Hunter was self-taught and began to paint at the age of fifty. Without presuming to understand her motivations for beginning to paint, the book focuses instead on the practical asp...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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