- Perfect for art appreciation studies
- Excellent preparation for a museum trip
- Photo captions include where famous historical works of art can be viewed
2/1/08 School Library Journal
Though the texts are simply written, these titles contain a wealth of information. Venezia relates his subjects' life stories and records their influence in getting recognition for African-American artists. Ringgold works in a variety of mediums and her art always packs an emotional punch. From textiles and paintings to prints and masks, she has made her mark in the art world with the creation of story quilts. With no formal art training, Pippin is considered one of the great artists of America, best known for his ability to capture the essence of life in America during slavery and the years of segregation. Both books have many reproductions of the artists' works as well as those of the masters who influenced them. To help illustrate his points, Venezia has incorporated his own cartoon-style illustrations. These books can be read for pleasure, as biography, or used in an art curriculum.