Painting In The Dark: Esref Armagan, Blind Artist by Rachelle BurkPainting In The Dark: Esref Armagan, Blind Artist by Rachelle Burk

Painting In The Dark: Esref Armagan, Blind Artist

byRachelle Burk

Paperback | July 1, 2016

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In 1953, Esref Armagan was born completely blind to a poor family in Istanbul, Turkey. He received no formal education, and spent his childhood days in his father's shop where he developed the curiousity to create and draw. He experienced the world through touch, and learned to visually reproduce his surroundings, including color, shadows, and perspective, with his hands. The blind artist's story will be an inspiration to young artists of all abilities.
Rachelle Burk is a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for children. Her books include Tree House in a Storm , Don't Turn the Page!, The Tooth Fairy Trap, Miss Crump's Funny Bone, Sleep Soundly at Beaver's Inn, and The Walking Fish. Her work has appeared in national publications such as Highlights for Children and Scholastic Scie...
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Title:Painting In The Dark: Esref Armagan, Blind ArtistFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 8 × 10 × 0.1 inPublished:July 1, 2016Publisher:Tumblehome Learning, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1943431140

ISBN - 13:9781943431144

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"An illuminating portrait of a self-taught Turkish artist who, despite being blind from birth, has become an internationally known painter. Adding a light wash of biographical detail to her account, Burk traces Esref Armagan's long efforts to develop his skills, to earn recognition and a living, and to fend off skeptics claiming that he must be cheating, somehow . . . . the author's particular focus on the artist's development—his discoveries of shadows and of perspective, for instance—and specific techniques for preparing canvases with modeling clay or glued-down string offer real insight into how obstacles raised by physical disabilities can be overcome with motivation and ingenuity . . . . informative as well as inspiring." —Kirkus Reviews