Draw What You See: the Life and Art of Benny Andrews

By: Benson, Kathleen; Andrews, Benny

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A love of art and dreams of a life beyond that of his sharecropper parents allowed Benny Andrews to escape the poverty and social injustices of the rural south and become a groundbreaking visual artist, author, activist, and teacher who is widely considered to be one of the most important African-American painters of the twentieth century. This moving picture book, gorgeously illustrated with Andrews' own work, tells his story.

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Benny Andrews loved to draw. He drew his nine brothers and sisters, and his parents. He drew the red earth of the fields where they all worked, the hot sun that beat down, and the rows and rows of crops. As Benny hauled buckets of water, he made pictures in his head. And he dreamed of a better life--something beyond the segregation, the backbreaking labor, and the limited opportunities of his world. Benny's dreams took him far from the rural Georgia of his childhood. He became one of the most important African American painters of the twentieth century, and he opened doors for other artists of color. His story will inspire budding young artists to work hard and follow their dreams.

Title: Draw What You See: the Life and Art of Benny Andrews

Author Name: Benson, Kathleen; Andrews, Benny

Categories: Children's, Art, Book,

Edition: First printing

Publisher: New York, Clarion: 2015

ISBN Number: 0544104870

ISBN Number 13: 9780544104877

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: new Jacket

Seller ID: 10902