Dancing Through Fields of Color: The Story of Helen Frankenthaler

By BROWN, Elizabeth

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ISBN
9781419734106
Publisher
Abrams


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2019  |  Elementary

Gr 2–5—A prominent abstract expressionist whose career spanned six decades but who is not as well known as her male contemporaries today, Helen Frankenthaler loved color and celebrated it through an artistic style that came to be known as "soak-stain painting." In this picture book biography, Frankenthaler's early life and career are recounted in language that is every bit as vibrant as the illustrations that recall her paintings. Students with a c...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

American Abstract Expressionist and Color Field movement pioneer Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) is an apt subject for a children's book-her trademark "soak-stain" technique, which involved pouring paints onto unprimed canvas, is eminently kid-friendly and easily reproduced in art classes. Introducing Frankenthaler to primary-grade readers, Brown's debut picture-book biography limns her subject's creative and imaginative childhood, dutiful art study in college, and early career in mid-twe...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

American Abstract Expressionist and Color Field movement pioneer Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) is an apt subject for a children's book-her trademark "soak-stain" technique, which involved pouring paints onto unprimed canvas, is eminently kid-friendly and easily reproduced in art classes. Introducing Frankenthaler to primary-grade readers, Brown's debut picture-book biography limns her subject's creative and imaginative childhood, dutiful art study in college, and early career in mid-twe...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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