To See Clearly: A Portrait of David Hockney (Hardcover)

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To See Clearly: A Portrait of David Hockney (Hardcover)


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From award-winning creator Evan Turk, a stirring picture book biography of world-famous artist David Hockney that celebrates seeing beauty everywhere
“It’s the very process of looking at something that makes it beautiful.” —David Hockney
Growing up under the gray skies of England during World War II, David Hockney used art to brighten his world. He discovered that the more he looked and drew, the more he could see beneath the surface to find beauty, possibility, and new perspectives. In the most ordinary things, whether a splash of water, a changing landscape, or the face of a friend, David always found something to love, uniquely capturing the vibrancy and life of his subjects.
Lyrically written with breathtaking, full-color illustrations by Evan Turk, To See Clearly tells the inspiring story of a groundbreaking artist who has shown the world a new way to see.
Evan Turk is an award-winning illustrator and author. He is the author-illustrator of The Storyteller, You Are Home: An Ode to the National Parks, and Hello, Moon; and the illustrator of Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters, which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book; Grandfather Gandhi; and The People’s Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice With Art, which won the 2021 Robert F. Sibert Medal. Originally from Colorado, Turk now lives in Southern California with his husband and two cats.
Product Details ISBN: 9781419752902
ISBN-10: 1419752901
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 19th, 2023
Pages: 48
Language: English
"A loving profile of one of the world’s most renowned contemporary artists. A perceptive, thought-provoking, winning introduction."
— Kirkus

"Turk, illustrator of the Sibert Medal–winning The People’s Painter (rev. 7/21), adds another excellent biography of an artist to his oeuvre of picture books for older readers."
— The Horn Book Magazine

"Turk creates an affectionate, frank biography of artist David Hockney (b. 1937), a figure whose openhearted curiosity makes him particularly accessible for young readers...These pages are a fitting tribute to a joyful, restless, and fearless creative life, and to stopping and looking carefully."
— Publishers Weekly

"Turk soars again. Featuring quotes from Hockney’s life, re-creations of his most famous works, and a beautiful palette that’s a treat for the eyes, this tribute will ensure that Hockney’s art reaches a new generation, perfect for classrooms and libraries and treasured home collections."
— School Library Journal

"...this makes a good introduction to this contemporary artist."
— Booklist