They said only men could paint powerful pictures, but Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) splashed her way through the modern art world. Channeling deep emotion, Helen poured paint onto her canvas and danced with the colors to make art unlike anything anyone had ever seen. She used unique tools like mops and squeegees to push the paint around, to dazzling effects. Frankenthaler became an originator of the influential “Color Field” style of abstract expressionist painting with her “soak stain” technique, and her artwork continues to electrify new generations of artists today. Dancing Through Fields of Color discusses Frankenthaler’s early life, how she used colors to express emotion, and how she overcame the male-dominated art world of the 1950s.
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About the Author
Elizabeth Brown holds an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College and teaches writing and humanities at Saint Augustine College. Dancing Through Fields of Color is her debut picture book.
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Elizabeth Brown skillfully immerses us into the colorful and creative life of Helen Frankenthaler, an exceptional and talented artist in the area of Abstract Expressionism. Readers get to deeply experience the ups and downs with Helen as she grows up in a loving family and finds her way in the art world which can be cruel and crushing. The illustrations captures the spirit and exuberance of Helen and her art and complement the story perfectly.