Take a closer look at the American scene through the eyes of an extremely talented artist. Page after page of beautiful, original artwork fills the mind with portraits, trials, and tribulations of American life from the early 1900s to the present day. Visualize the struggles of African-Americans--and of the United States as a whole--from the days of slavery to celebrations of today. Included are different types of activities for exploring paintings that will spark creativity and imagination. 48 pages, 100 color illus., 31 b/w illus., 8 1/2 x 10.