How the West Was Drawn: Cowboy Charlie's Art

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Overview
When researchers want to know how the early American West looked, they study the art of Charles M. Russell. Kids can do the same by using this book, which features thirteen selected works by the artist. With helpful prompts and questions, children can sharpen their observational skills, discover hidden animals, and learn to read a painting like a comic strip.
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ISBN: 9781589808843
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
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Series: How the West Was Drawn
Images: 13
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 11 (w) x 8.5 (h)
Author
Passionate about writing, teaching, and art, Linda L. Osmundson has contributed to these endeavors all her life. Her articles appear in regional and national publications for teachers, parents, travelers, Seniors, and children, such as Family Circle, Arts and Activities, and nine Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Osmundson writes consistently for a local newspaper. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Northern Colorado Writers, and Colorado Authors' League. Osmundson served as a docent at a number of museums and galleries, including the Phoenix Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Hearst Gallery, Loveland Museum/Gallery, and the Denver Art Museum, where she received the Teacher of the Year Award. She presented at the 1991 National Docent Symposium. As a longtime art enthusiast, Osmundson appreciates many genres and artists. She studied and collected prints of the nineteenth-century Western painter Charles Russell for more than three decades. Osmundson graduated from East Texas State College with a degree in elementary education and a minor in English. She completed courses at the Institute of Children's Literature. As a teacher, she taught kindergarten through eighth grade and adult continuing education. She taught lay people in her church how to teach and museums docents how to give interactive tours. Now she gives school programs on art appreciation and her books. Osmundson lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her husband, Bob. Her three sons presented her with seven grandchildren including two sets of twins. Discover more about Linda L. Osmundson at her website www.LindaOsmundson.com.
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