The Life of Artist Georgia O’Keeffe is Revealed in GIRL WITH BRUSH AND CANVAS

Honesdale, Pennsylvania December 2018 –Discover the life of acclaimed artist Georgia O’Keeffe in GIRL WITH BRUSH AND CANVAS Georgia O’Keeffe, American Artist, a new middle grade historical novel written by Carolyn Meyer.  The book will be published by Calkins Creek, the American History imprint of Highlights, in February 2019. 

At the age of 12, Georgia O’Keeffe announced that she wanted to be an artist.  She loved capturing the world as she saw it, and she couldn’t imagine a future that didn’t include art.  Her passion took her far from home – to boarding schools and then to professional art schools.  Even when she faced sickness and hard times, Georgia didn’t give up on her dream.

In this revealing novel, award-winning author Meyer brilliantly captures the life and struggles of one of the most highly acclaimed artists of the twentieth century – from her childhood, through her art education and rise to fame, to the American Southwest, where she found never-ending inspiration.  The book includes an extensive author’s note, research notes, and archival images of O’Keeffe. 

Booklist says in a review: “Georgia O’Keeffe’s life and artistic development are chronicled in Meyer’s latest work of historical fiction…Meyer’s portrait of the bold, groundbreaking painter should inspire young artists and historical fiction lovers alike.”

GIRL WITH BRUSH AND CANVAS Georgia O’Keeffe, American Artist

Calkins Creek * Written by Carolyn Meyer * PUB DATE  2/5/2019 * Ages 10 and up * Grades 5 and up * 978-1-62979-934-6 * $17.95 U.S. * $23.95 CAN * eBook 978-1-68437-627-8 ^ Includes an author’s note, archival photos, research notes * *

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