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Maine Art Series for Young Readers


Paperback, 12” x 9”
70 pages



by Pat Davidson Reef

This book is a visual biography for young people and art lovers about Maine artist Bernard Langlais, who has a distinctive style. It explores visually the artist’s style in creating wood sculptures, fine line drawings, and oil paintings on paper. Also included in the book are examples of works by Langlais selected from major museums, schools, and libraries across the state that comprise the Langlais Art Trail. A map of the Langlais Art Trail and photographs of the Langlais Preserve, the 90 acres once the home of the artist, make it an exciting book. A discussion of the importance of taking care of the environment, as well as the art in it, is an important message in the book. It is designed for both children and adults to enjoy.


Pat Davidson Reef is the author of Dahlov Ipcar, Artist, the first book in the Maine Art Series for Young Readers and a finalist for the 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Pat is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston. She received a Master’s Degree in Education at the University of Southern Maine and taught English and Humanities at Catherine McAuley High School in Portland for many years. Now retired, she is a professional journalist and reviewer of museums, gallery exhibits, and books. She also teaches part-time at the University of Southern Maine to senior citizens in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Her greatest loves are teaching and writing. She is a former member of the Maine State Arts Commission and a current member of both the Portland Museum of Art


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