Art is Life
I love being able to introduce artists I studied in college to my children through books. This picture book spotlights one of America's most famous pop artists, Keith Haring.
Growing up, Keith drew anywhere and everywhere. At age 20, he moved to New York City and attended the School of Visual Arts. Keith felt strongly that art should be accessible to everyone. He began to draw his art in public places, covering subway walls with chalk. He sought to share his passion for beauty and joy first on city streets, then in museums, and beyond. His art encapsulated social issues, racism, and drug abuse and pushed messages of unity and love.
The text is concise and impactful, and keeps kids’ interest, hunting on Keith’s personal motto, Art is life; life is art.