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Beautiful Shades of Brown: The Art of Laura Wheeler Waring

Beautiful Shades of Brown: The Art of Laura Wheeler Waring

by Nancy Churnin

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.


Ages: 7-Up
Illustrated by: Felicia Marshall
ISBN: 9781939547651
Price: $18.99
Published by: Creston

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