Young readers will learn about art appreciation and life in the Old West with this interactive picture book. Questions keyed to selected works by Western artist Frederic Remington are designed to encourage children to examine certain aspects of his paintings and sculptures. Each set of inquiries is followed by brief insights into the production and history behind the piece.
Remington’s paintings include cowboys breaking horses, Indians at war, and cavalry soldiers in retreat. His bronze sculptures freeze moments of intense action. The artist grew up around horses and his love for them shows in the technicality of his work. Brief explanations in the text call attention to detail in the art, including what the artist changed to make the mounts more graceful, how he depicted their speed, and different methods for making the action look real.
About the Author
Linda L. Osmundson is a former teacher who has served as a docent in four major art museums and two galleries. As a docent trainer, she taught art in the classroom workshops for volunteers. She is the author of How the West Was Drawn: Cowboy Charlie’s Art, also from Pelican. Osmundson has been published in several publications, including Arts & Activities, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Family Circle. A mature print model, she resides in Fort Collins, Colorado.
HOW THE WEST WAS DRAWN
Frederic Remington’s Art
By Linda L. Osmundson
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Art / History
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Art
32 pp. 11 x 8 1/2
5 color photos 8 color illus.