Beautiful Shades of Brown: The Art of Laura Wheeler Waring

By CHURNIN, Nancy

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9781939547651
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Creston


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Reviewed on February 1, 2020  |  Elementary

Gr 1–4—Laura Wheeler Waring (1887–1948) combined colors to create the exact shades of brown that depicted the skin tones of the loved ones she painted. Artistic representation during the time period Waring came of age was far from inclusive. Portraits of African Americans and artwork created by black artists were not welcomed into museums. Waring pursued her passion and was eventually commissioned to paint important African American people for a traveling exhibit that displaye...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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