Draw What You See
The Life and Art of Benny Andrews
ISBN10: 0544104870 ISBN13: 9780544104877 Contributors: Andrews, Benny (Illustrator) Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co (Jp) Published: Jan 6 2015 Pages: 32 Weight: 0.85lbs. Height: 11.25" Width: 9.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
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.