Today's book is Art From Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter by Kathy Whitehead and Shane W. Evans.
Clementine (pronounced: clementeen), was a slave on a farm owned by artists. Remain their after gaining her freedom as a sharecropper.
Clementine was unable to secure art supplies so she used the leftovers the artists left as well as broken things around the farm.
She painted the things she saw and did around the farm. She was good and starting showing her own work right there at the farm. An admission fee of $.25 was what she charged. And people came to view her work. Others paid for her paintings. People who saw the value of her work invited her to show in a few museums.
Unfortunately, Clementine was unable to view her own paintings during her exhibition. She had to wait until the museum was closed to come inside and enjoy her showing.
We've been learning a lot about little known artists and have been amazed at just how many there are. Have you happen to find out about something you didn't know by reading with your children? I'm sure the answer is yes! Would you mind sharing with us? Comment below and consider joining us every Monday in Book Sharing Monday. You can find out more here. No matter your decision, keep reading with your children.