Item description for Ken Sprague: People's Artist (Art) by John Green...
This lively portrait shows how everyone can be a special kind of artist--- how art can transform lives, deepen social engagement and build bridges. Ken Sprague's goal as a people's artist is "to build a pathway to the Golden City, and to help people dream again." Here, for the first time is a selection of Ken's pictures, including his Guernica cartoon as a boy, poster for Martin Luther King, the labor movement, the anti-Apartheid campaign and war pictures from Iraq and Kosovo.
Ken Sprague is a print-maker, posterman, painter, cartoonist, muralist, banner maker, psychodrama tutor, and art teacher. He is a legendary storyteller, with moving and amusing stories to enliven his pictures. Twice winner of the National Council for Industrial Design's poster of the year award, he has frequently exhibited. Uniquely, he is probably the only British artist with a lifelong connection with the trade union movement. His BBC Omnibus film, The Posterman, was very popular.
Full of good stories, this biography offers fascinating insights into the crisis of art. It asks how art can be reclaimed for ordinary people and communities. Ken Sprague is an artist who, as a radical freethinker, does not fit easily into any category. He invites us to take creative action for a better, more beautiful world.
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John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. John was selected by TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join the millions who follow John on Twitter (@realjohngreen) and tumblr (fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com. John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.
John Green was born in 1948.
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