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Can a Coal Scuttle Fly?

MILLER, Tom (illustrator).

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ISBN 10: 0938420550 / ISBN 13: 9780938420552
Editorial: Maryland Historical Society,, Baltimore:, 1996
Usado Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Text by Camay Calloway Murphy. First edition. SIGNED by Camay Calloway Murphy. Fine in a fine dust jacket. N° de ref. de la librería 46037

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Título: Can a Coal Scuttle Fly?

Editorial: Maryland Historical Society,, Baltimore:

Año de publicación: 1996

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Book by Miller Tom Murphy Camay Calloway


"Miller, who paints in a bold cubist style he calls 'Afro Deco,' uses his exuberant paintings to illustrate the story of his coming of age as an artist in Baltimore. Surrounded by affection in a visually stimulating environment, the young Miller cavorts through a joyful world of primary-colored objects and multi-hued relatives and neighbors. Conflicts are hinted at in the artist's fleeting unease at entering an all-white art school, but Miller's path leads fairly smoothly to success in realizing a unique artistic vision while maintaining close ties to his cultural roots. Unfortunately Murphy's narrative, while easily understood, lacks the freewheeling inventiveness of Miller's vivacious, slyly patterned paintings. Still, the spirit of the artist―and the idea that 'hope, love, hard work and lots of color' can accomplish miracles―comes through."

(Publishers Weekly)

"Baltimore native Tom Miller is a nationally known artist. Here, Miller illustrates his life story and emphasizes the message of the possibilities of life. Miller loved color from the time he was very young, and his Baltimore neighborhood was full of sights and sounds and laughter. His first project was painting a coal scuttle and making it look like a bird. Later, he went to art school and then taught art, always telling his students that 'anything is possible when you are true to your colors and true to yourself.' Miller is certainly true to his colors: his artwork is bold and imaginative and executed in a style he calls Afro Deco. Kids will respond to both the freewheeling shapes and the positive message. As much an art book as a biography."


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