“In those days people expected women to get married and have children. They did not usually have careers or support themselves. Rosa had no interest in ever getting married. She loved horses and other animals and wanted to learn to draw and paint them. Just as she’d steered her brother in horse play, she began to steer her life toward that purpose, and never stopped.”
This is a beautifully illustrated biography of a once-celebrated horse painter, Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899). Born at a time when women were not artists, let alone painters of horses, Rosa Bonheur went against the grain and made a career out of it.
Paired with lush illustrations and informative, yet easy-to-read text and back matter, this biography showcases a painter who needs find her audience once more.
Perfect for kids ages 6-12.