Beautiful shades of brown : the art of Laura Wheeler Waring
Churnin, Nancy

Beautiful shades of brown : the art of Laura Wheeler Waring

Churnin, Nancy

Personal Author
Churnin, Nancy

Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm

"Growing up in the late 19th century, Laura Wheeler Waring didn't see any artists who looked like her. She didn't see any paintings of people who looked like her, either. So when she was offered a commission to paint portraits of accomplished African Americans, she jumped at the chance. Writers, singers, political activists, and thinkers all posed for her. Now her portraits hang in Washington, D.C.'s National Portrait Gallery, where children of all races can admire the beautiful shades of brown she captured."-- Provided by publisher.

Reading Level
Ages 7-11.

Personal Subject
Waring, Laura Wheeler, 1887-1948
Waring, Laura Wheeler, 1887-1948-Biography-Juvenile literature.

Subject Term
African American women artists
Women artists
African Americans in art

Added Author
Marshall, Felicia


LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberLocation
Downtown LibraryBookN6538 .N5 C58 2020 CHILDChildrens Non-Fiction
Downtown LibraryArchival MaterialN6538 .N5 C58 2020Hartford History Center