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Beautiful Shades of Brown

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Member Price: $17.09
by Nancy Churnin, Felicia Marshall
ISBN 9781939547651, 1939547652
Hardcover Picture Book | 36 pages
10 in H | 8 in W

Growing up in the late 19th century, Laura Wheeler Waring didn't see any artists who looked like her. She didn't see any paintings of people who looked like her, either. As a young woman studying art in Paris, she found inspiration in the works of Matisse and Gaugin to paint the people she knew best. Back in Philadelphia, the Harmon Foundation commissioned her to paint portraits of accomplished African-Americans. Her portraits still hang in Washington DC's National Portrait Gallery, where children of all skin tones can admire the beautiful shades of brown she captured.
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