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Abraham Lincoln

Kadir Nelson
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This art print is from Kadir Nelson's critically-acclaimed book, Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. Nelson paints the contemplative and soulful leader of a country at war with itself. With battle-weary eyes, president Abraham Lincoln sits, gently holding his spectacles as he looks on. The weight of holding together the fragile Union rested heavily on the shoulders of our sixteenth president. With great skill and grace, Lincoln led the country through one of its most difficult struggles-- the bloodiest war in the countrys history and the end of American slavery.

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Description

This art print is from Kadir Nelson's critically-acclaimed book, Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. Nelson paints the contemplative and soulful leader of a country at war with itself. With battle-weary eyes, president Abraham Lincoln sits, gently holding his spectacles as he looks on. The weight of holding together the fragile Union rested heavily on the shoulders of our sixteenth president. With great skill and grace, Lincoln led the country through one of its most difficult struggles-- the bloodiest war in the countrys history and the end of American slavery.

Specs.
Cert. Of Authenticity Certificate of Authenticity from the Artist
Edition Limited Edition
Framed Unframed
Height 22 inches
Length 22 inches
Medium Giclee
Signed Signed and Numbered
SKU kane100
Kadir Nelson
Kadir Nelson is a critically acclaimed artist and illustrator. He has received many awards and honors for his children's books, including the 2009 Sibert Medal for We Are the Ship, a Coretta Scott King Award for Ellington Was Not a Street, written by Ntozake Shange, and the NAACP Image Award for Just the Two of Us, written by Will Smith. Nelson began drawing at the age of three, displaying artistic acumen before he could write or spell. "I have always been an artist," Nelson explains. "It's part of my DNA." At age eleven, he was apprenticed by his uncle, an artist and art teacher. Later, he began entering his paintings in art competitions and ultimately won an art scholarship to study at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Upon graduating with honors, Nelson began his professional career as an artist, publishing his work and receiving commissions from publishers and production studios such as Dreamworks, Sports Illustrated, Coca-Cola, The New York Times and Major League Baseball, among others.
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