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Famous Artists Share Their Childhood Art In Support Of Arts Education

“My Kid Could Do That” underscores the importance of arts education in under-funded communities.

SNOWLAND, 1972 pastel drawing

Grimanesa Amorós’ “Snowland” (1972), made with pastel on paper when she was 9.

Growing up as a child in Lima, Peru, Amorós would often fantasize about the snow she’d only seen in pictures and movies. Unable to physically experience the magic of snow, the only way she could express her fascination was through art. Using pastels, she was able to illustrate a scene of a frigid winter. Her sweet naiveté is found in the pinks and yellows of the painted trees, unaware that they would have been barren.

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