Creative Collaboration: The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver
Join artist Frank Morrison and author Gene Barretta online for a behind-the-scenes look at the development of a children’s picture book featuring renowned scientist George Washington Carver. Original art from the book is included in Brandywine’s current exhibition, Rooted: Family and Nature in Contemporary Children’s Book Illustration.
- Frank Morrison is a three-time Coretta Scott King award-winning illustrator and author. His graffiti-based fine art is internationally renowned. In The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver, Morrison beautifully illustrates the story of how the young botanist’s early love for nature and his curiosity led him to create his own garden, which led to his distinguished career as an agricultural scientist and inventor. Morrison’s lush oil paintings bring Carver’s powerful story to life for young readers.
- Gene Barretta is the award-winning author of The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver. Barretta has written and illustrated numerous books for children. His creative endeavors include animating short films for Sesame Street and designing characters for the Muppets.
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