Saturday, March 16, 2013

Outsider Artists: Books for Kids

Most professional artists have received years of training, but outsider artists, who haven't received a formal education, are guided solely by their strong, independent vision and drive to create artwork, often with the everyday materials at hand. Share these inspirational emphasize that creativity has no limits.
~"Outsider Artists" by Angela Leeper in Book Links [January 2013]

Whether you have a child with a budding interest in art or not, here's a selection of titles to open young minds! All books are child-oriented with the exception of High Riders, Saints, and Death Cars, which is written for a young adult audience.  Nicholas Herrera is a New Mexican artist!

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill

Art from Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter by Kathy Whitehead

High Riders, Saints, and Death Cars: A Life Saved by Art by Nicholas Herrera

The Pot that Juan Built by Nancy Andrews-Goebel [also available in Spanish & on DVD]

The Secret World of Walter Anderson by Hester Bass

Deep Blues: Bill Traylor, Self-Taught Artist by Mary E. Lyons

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