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Art Is Life

Art Is Life

The Life of Artist Keith Haring

Tami Lewis Brown; illustrations by Keith Negley

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)


Writer Tami Lewis Brown and illustrator Keith Negley present a joyful picture book biography of modern art icon Keith Haring, celebrating the ways his life embodied the message: art is for everyone.

Art is life...
and life is art.

Keith Haring believed that art should be enjoyed by everyone.

When Keith first moved to New York City, he rode the subway and noticed how the crowds were bored and brusque, and that the subways were decayed and dreary. He thought the people of New York needed liberating, illuminating, and radiating art. So he bought a stick of white chalk and started drawing…

Praise for Art Is Life

" . . . a warm introduction to an accessible talent." — Publishers Weekly -

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Tami Lewis Brown; illustrations by Keith Negley

Tami Lewis Brown is a former lawyer and elementary school librarian. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts where she has served on the board of trustees for over ten years. Her previous picture book biography, Soar, Elinor!, was a 2011 Top Ten Amelia Bloomer Project selection and Junior Library Guild Selection. She lives with her family in Washington, DC.

Keith Negley’s work has appeared on book covers, children’s books, T-shirts, album covers, posters, skateboard decks, and even a watch. He is s a frequent contributor to the New York Times and the New Yorker, in addition to many other national publications. He is the author and illustrator of the picture books Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too), My Dad Used to be So Cool, and Mary Wears What She Wants. Keith resides in the mountains of Bellingham, Washington, with his wife and two boys.

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