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Art is Life

A lovely picture book about the famous New York artist Keith Haring, illustrated by Keith Negley.

The remarkable story of iconic New York artist Keith Haring, told in accessible but luminous language, and accompanied by gorgeous artwork.

Haring used New York as his canvas, bringing fine art into ordinary people’s lives, especially those of children, through his deceptively simple images of radiant babies and barking dogs. His philosophy? Art is for everyone!

Rights details

World rights: FSG, Macmillan (Fall 2020)

The Author

Tami Brown

Tami Lewis Brown is the author of the MG novel, THE MAP OF ME (FSG), as well as several picture books. Her debut PB was SOAR, ELINOR! which was excellently reviewed. She has a picture book about the New York artist Keith Haring publishing in 2020, and another, co-authored with Debbie Loren Dunn, about the women mathematicians who worked on the ENIAC computer, coming in the same year. PERKIN’S PURPLE – about the character and science behind the discovery of the color purple -will follow in 2021. She grew up on a Kentucky horse farm, was a trial lawyer before turning to writing, and she has an MFA  from Vermont College of the Fine Arts in writing for young readers. She lives with her family in one of the oldest houses in Washington DC.



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