Curiosity, Ingenuity, Grit
Curious and observant, Pippin was a self-taught artist whose grit and determination allowed him to create most of his major paintings after he lost the use of his right arm during World War I. Pippin also exhibited a strong does of ingenuity in finding useful materials since there was rarely money available for art supplies.
Who wouldn't want their child to develop ingenuity, grit and determination?
Further Reading & Viewing
Children and older readers can learn more about Pippin by exploring the book's resources including
A few of Pippin's paintings can be viewed online at The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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