- Author: Carolyn Meyer
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Age Range: 10 years and up
- Publisher: Highlights Press (7 April 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1629799343
At the age of twelve, Georgia O’Keefe announced that she was going to be an artist. She loved capturing the world as she saw it, and she counldn’t imagine a future that didn’t include art. Her passion took her far from home – to boarding schools with strong art programs and then to professional art schools. Even when she faced sickness and hard times, Georgia didnt give up on her dream. She knew she was meant to be an artist.
If you’ve never heard of Georgia O’Keefe, you can see some of her work on this website https://www.georgiaokeeffe.net/
This book is based on the life of Georgia O’Keefe, although it has been turned into a work of fiction and a lot of the characters and events are there to enhance the story. This makes it a very pleasant read for a younger reader who may be interested in art, or the life of a twelve–year-old growing up in America in the early 20th Century.
Georgia’s most famous paintings are of flowers and animal bones, although this is not all she painted. She was the mother of American Modernism and her work has been displayed around the world.
I love how the book gives us a real insight into how life would have been for a young woman who wanted to break the mould and follow her dreams.
The book would be fascinating for a teenager who is interested in painting history, modern art or the history of painting.
You can buy Girl With Brush and Canvas from Amazon for £12.75 in hardback.
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