To See Clearly
A Portrait of David Hockney
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- Publication Date: September 19, 2023
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 10 x 10
- ISBN: 9781419752902
- Page Count: 48
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
- Rights: World/All
From award-winning creator Evan Turk, a stirring biography of world-famous artist David Hockney that celebrates seeing beauty everywhere
“It’s the very process of looking at something that makes it beautiful.” —David Hockney
Growing up under the gray skies of England during World War II, David Hockney used art to brighten his world. He discovered that the more he looked and drew, the more he could see beyond the surface to find beauty, possibility, and new perspectives. In the most ordinary things, whether a splash of water, a changing landscape, or the face of a friend, David always found something to love, uniquely capturing the vibrancy and life of his subjects.
Lyrically written and breathtakingly illustrated by award-winning creator Evan Turk, To See Clearly tells the inspiring story of a groundbreaking artist who has shown the world a new way to see.
About the author
Evan Turk is an award-winning illustrator and author. He is the author-illustrator of The Storyteller, You Are Home: An Ode to the National Parks, and Hello, Moon; and the illustrator of Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters, which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book; Grandfather Gandhi; and The People’s Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice With Art, which won the 2021 Robert F. Sibert Medal. Originally from Colorado, Turk now lives in Southern California with his husband and two cats. Visit him at evanturk.com.