Re: American artists for a book
- Mary Ann, I can't wait to see the book.
Have you considered Walter Anderson (1903-1965)? A New Orleans-born
artist who lived most of his life on the Gulf Coast in Mississippi.
Extremely prolific, he interpreted his world in countless
watercolors, created giant murals and block prints, and executed
drawings of literary masterpieces (including Don Quixote and Alice in
Wonderfland), with the pen in one hand, constantly moving, while he
turned pages with the other. His work is stunning, and I wish I had
known about years ago! His life was interesting, too. He lived an
unusual life, marked with mental illness as well as great adventures.
Let me know if you need more info on him...I have been building a
collection of Walter Anderson books for the past year and a half. I'd
have to say, he is my favorite artist.
Thanks for seeking our input. Again, I can't wait to see the book in
print--it sounds wonderful! Can I pre-order a copy?
Amy in TN
- --- In email@example.com, "Amy Broady" <abroady@...> wrote:
>Wow, Amy, thanks for the info on this artist. I am embarrassed to say that I'd never heard of
> Have you considered Walter Anderson (1903-1965)? A New Orleans-born
> artist who lived most of his life on the Gulf Coast in Mississippi.
> Extremely prolific, he interpreted his world in countless
> watercolors, created giant murals and block prints, and executed
> drawings of literary masterpieces ...>>
him. He has a lot of good stuff on the 'net that came up in a Google. His watercolors are so
- I will check out this artist. I'm excited to look at his work!About pre-orders, Amazon has it set up now at a discount.Funny how that can happen before the book has even gotten through page layouts.DEADLINES. PRESSURE. ARRRRRRR.On Feb 2, 2008, at 8:34 AM, Amy Broady wrote:
- I just looked him up....what a fascinating person! He was an artist, but he also invented a violin that played louder than the regular ones, and he composed music too. He might be an excellent Early American choice for kids.On Feb 2, 2008, at 4:44 AM, Tammy Morin wrote:
First, Constable was English I believe, but Homer would be really
good I think (I read somewhere him called the "greatest American
Also what about John Marin (again watercolor focus)
also Audrey Flack (those super-real fruit could be a fun jumping off
point) and she wrote a neat book called (something like) Words for a
Young Artist which is lots of short pieces, so she might be into
being part of something like this...
Looks like a great list!
Anne in Salem OR
- Hi, Kathy! I'm glad you tok the time to look him up and respond. It's a
mini-mission of mine to increase awareness about this wonderful
artist...I find that he is sadly overlooked. I never heard about him in
my art or art ed classes...it was a glimpse of a book cover in the art
aisle at Books-a-Million that caught my eye and inspired me to research
Maybe our posts here will motivate a few others to "Google" him, too!
Amy in TN
P.S. I'll be presenting "The Adventures, Adversity, and Astonishing Art
of Walter Anderson (1903-1965)" at the NAEA convention, 8am Friday.
Unfortunately it is scheduled at the same time as a session presented
by Clark Fralick, another TAB teacher.
- I never know what to do with Judy Chicago with young kids. Any suggestions?And I'll have to look up Jean-Michel Basquiat.
- Discussing feminism with young kids isn't such a bad thing, is it? I wish they were made more aware of when people started to respond to certain issues...
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Subject: [art_education] Re: American artists for a book / Judy Chicago?
I never know what to do with Judy Chicago with young kids. Any suggestions?And I'll have to look up Jean-Michel Basquiat.
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- The people who use my books are not art educators...they are preschool teachers, daycare folks, and classroom elementary teachers. They don't have art backgrounds for the most part, and often many of them are scared of doing art...for many reasons, including that it might be seen as a "waste of time" to their districts. Yikes. Sad. They don't usually have art specialists in their schools, and are trying to do SOMETHING for the kids with art. Usually they are looking for ways to tie a great artist's work into a creative project the kids can do that will help them appreciate the artist, and remember that artist long after the project is gone.After looking at Judy Chicago's work, I found that it would be easy to come up with something that would help kids appreciate Chicago and remember her work.AND NOW: Now I have so many new good suggestions...I think I will have to go back to the Colonial artists and add the person that was suggested...William Sidney Mount...I have a big blank page in the early America chapter to fill.What would YOU do with first graders and Mount for an art activity? I'll be thinking about it --and will report my idea back to you. But would love to hear a few ideas come from the group.MaryAnnOn Feb 2, 2008, at 9:54 PM, Betsy Holster wrote:
- Hey MaryAnn...this is probably too late but was it hugely expensive to include Jacob Lawrence? :)JennaOn Feb 1, 2008, at 10:49 AM, MaryAnn Kohl wrote:
- Isn't Alex Grey also American? My middle school students love his art
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jennifer Freck
> Hey MaryAnn...this is probably too late but was it hugely expensive
> to include Jacob Lawrence? :)
> On Feb 1, 2008, at 10:49 AM, MaryAnn Kohl wrote:
> > Hello, All...I'm finishing up a new book on Great American Artists
> > for Kids (ages 4-10), and have a couple of spots open.
> > Any suggestions for someone you just love that I left out?
> > (No Andrew or Jamie Wyeth -- they say they have enough books about
> > them already!?!)
> > Not to be too picky, but anyone you suggest should have something
> > about their technique or style that would be fun for kids to
> > explore...
> > And, I don't have very many from early America, so that would be
> > fun to add to. Maybe I should add Constable or Homer. Hmmm.
> > A few important artists are not included because the permissions to
> > show their art was too horrible to go through. (As in...HUGE fees!!!).
> > Anyway, I would love your input. I want this book to shine! Thank
> > you so much. I value each and every response...oh, this book is
> > geared to young artists up through about age ten, though it would
> > be a good resource for anyone, I think.
> > MaryAnn
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> > Asawa, Ruth 01/24/1926
> > Audubon, John James04/26/1785 01/27/1851
> > Bearden, Romare 09/02/1911 03/11/1988
> > Bellows, George 08/12/1882 01/08/1925
> > Benton, Thomas Hart04/15/1889 01/19/1975
> > Biederman, Charles 08/23/1906 2004
> > Borglum, Gutzon 03/25/1867 03/06/1941
> > Buchanan, Beverly 10/08/1940
> > Calder, Alexander 07/22/1898 11/11/1976
> > Cassatt, Mary 05/22/1844 06/14/1926
> > Catlett, Elizabeth 04/19/1919
> > Chihuly, Dale 09/20/1941
> > Close, Chuck 07/05/1940
> > Cooney, Barbara 08/06/1917 03/10/2000
> > Copley, John S. 07/03/1738 09/09/1815
> > Cornell, Joseph 12/24/1903 12/29/1972
> > Currier, Nathaniel 03/27/1813 11/20/1888
> > De Forest, Roy 02/11/1930 05/18/2007
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> > Diebenkorn, Richard 04/22/1922 03/30/1993
> > Dine, Jim 06/16/1935
> > Disney, Walt 12/05/1901 12/15/1966
> > Doolittle, Bev 01/10/1947
> > Fish, Janet 05/18/1938
> > Frankenthaler, Helen 12/12/1928 2002
> > Fuller, Buckminster 07/12/1895 07/01/1983
> > Geisel, Theodor 03/02/1904 09/24/1991
> > Goldberg, Rube 07/04/1883 12/07/1970
> > Haring, Keith 05/04/1958 02/16/1990
> > Hicks, Edward 04/04/1780 08/23/1849
> > Hofmann, Hans 03/21/1880 02/17/1966
> > Hopper, Edward 07/22/1882 05/15/1967
> > Indiana, Robert 09/13/1928
> > Ives, James 03/05/1824 01/03/1895
> > James, Jewell 02/03/1953
> > Jefferson, Thomas 04/13/1743 07/04/1826
> > Johns, Jasper 05/15/1930
> > Kahn, Wolf 10/04/1927
> > Lichtenstein, Roy 10/27/1923 09/29/1997
> > Lin, Maya 10/05/1959
> > Magee, Alan 05/26/1947
> > Martin, Agnes 03/22/1912 12/16/2004
> > Martinez, Maria 1884 1980
> > Moses, Grandma 09/07/1860 12/13/1961
> > Neiman, Leroy 06/08/1922
> > O'Keeffe, Georgia 11/15/1887 03/06/1986
> > Oldenburg, Claes 01/28/1929
> > and Van Bruggen, Coosje 06/06/1942
> > Osorio, Pepón 06/10/1955
> > Pierce, Elijah 03/05/1892 05/07/1984
> > Pippin, Horace 02/22/1888 07/06/1946
> > Pollock, Jackson 01/28/1912 08/11/1956
> > Powers, Harriet 10/29/1837 01/01/1910
> > Raffael, Joseph 02/22/1933
> > Remington, Frederic 10/04/1861 12/26/1909
> > Ringgold, Faith 10/08/1930
> > Rockwell, Norman 02/03/1894 11/08/1978
> > Rothko, Mark 09/25/1903 02/25/1970
> > Sargent, John Singer 01/12/1856 04/14/1925
> > Schnable, Julian 10/26/1951
> > Scholder, Fritz 10/06/1937 02/10/2005
> > Schultz, Charles 11/26/1922 04/12/2000
> > Skogland, Sandy 09/11/1946
> > Smithson, Robert 01/02/1938 07/20/1973
> > Steinberg, Saul 06/15/1914 05/12/1999
> > Stella, Frank 05/12/1936
> > Stuart, Gilbert 12/03/1755 06/09/1828
> > Thiebaud, Wayne 11/23/1920
> > Tiffany, Louis C. 02/18/1848 01/17/1933
> > Walker, Kara 11/26/1969
> > Warhol, Andy 08/06/1928 02/22/1987
> > Whistler, James M. 07/10/1834 07/17/1903
> > Wood, Grant 02/13/1891 02/12/1942
> > Wright, Frank Lloyd 06/08/1867 04/09/1959
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> > MaryAnn Kohl author of art books for teachers and children
> > PO Box 31338 Bellingham, WA 98228
> > 360 592 9201 office 800 480 4278 360 592 4503 fax
> > maryann@... http://www.brightring.com
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> > 23rd Anniversary 1985 2008
> > Celebrating 23 Years of Bringing Art to Children
- Thanks for the great idea!I decided to put in William Sidney Mount because my chapter on Early American Art was a bit skimpy.This Alex Grey is really fascinating...fun...I'll consider his art in the future.On Feb 23, 2008, at 10:28 AM, Brandy wrote: