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Flying Paintings: The Zhou Brothers: A Story of Revolution and Art

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Flying Paintings: The Zhou Brothers: A Story of Revolution and Art
Written by Amy Alznauer
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 1536204285
ISBN-13: 9781536204285
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Flying Paintings: The Zhou Brothers: A Story of Revolution and Art

author: Amy Alznauer
illustrators: ShanZuo Zhou; DaHuang Zhou

First there was one Zhou brother, and then there were two. They lived in a bookstore with their grandmother, Po Po, whose stories of paintings that flew through the air and landed on mountain cliffs inspired them to create their own art. Amid the turbulence of Chinaís Cultural Revolution in the 1970s, the Zhou Brothers began painting together on the same canvas. Today, ShanZuo and DaHuang Zhou are icons in the art world, renowned for working side by side on all their paintings and sculptures.

In this extraordinary biography, author Amy Alznauer joins with the Zhou Brothers to tell the story of their unique and often difficult childhood and their pursuit of a wild, impossible dream. The lyrical writing blends elements of legend, while the brothersí dramatic illustrations soar with vibrant colors and surreal imagery from ancient Chinese cliff paintings. An inspiration for young artists and dreamers of all kinds, this deeply felt collaboration explores how art can bring people together, as well as set them free.

The epic story of two Chinese brothers who became art-world legends, illustrated with stunning paintings by the artists themselves
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536204285 /  9781536204285
on sale date:
09/2020
type/format:
Non-Fiction - Picture Book / Hardback
age range:
5 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
48 / 9 3/4" x 11 5/16"
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 4
 
subjects:
Biography & Autobiography; Family; People & Places;
author’s comments:
Amy Alznauer is the author of The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity, illustrated by Daniel Miyares. She has a masterís degree in creative writing from the University of Pittsburgh. When she isnít writing, she is teaching calculus and number theory classes at Northwestern University or spending time with her family in Chicago.
illustrator’s comments:
ShanZuo Zhou and DaHuang Zhou were born in China, where they started painting together on the same canvas. They left behind a promising art career in China when they moved to the United States, where they have flourished as fine artists creating work that is sold around the world, including a painting commissioned by President Obama and gifted to President Hu of China. They are the founders of the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, where new artists work and show their art.
 
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