My Name is Georgia by Jeanette Winter
This book tells the story of artist Georiga O'Keefe - all 98 years of her life. It is quite a lengthy book (as you can imagine!) so better suited for a 6+ reader. Each page is like a gallery wall - illustrations are framed with large white borders. Some images float outside, like clouds or birds or flowers. If you are unfamiliar with O'Keeffe, much of her work is based in nature. Like any artist, she went through phases. Her very close up paintings of flowers are well know. She loved capturing animal skulls. She loved the size of the sky and the clouds and the stars. Really, just painting what she saw in nature, her way. Which is the best part of the book. She didn't just copy what she saw, she tried to show it the way she saw it. Doesn't that make you think of kids and how they draw? Doesn't it make you wonder how they see their own art work when our grown up eyes can't always figure it out?
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