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The Painter Who Loved Chickens.

Olivier Dunrea. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995. Hardcover, unpaged, $15.00.

Perhaps the moral of this gentle tale is "Hard work is its own reward." The rewardee is a moderatelY successful painter who becomes obsessive in his desire to paint only chickens. The full-page gouache pictures depict his mundane life, and each facing text page includes a portrait of a breed of chicken, images he creates but can't sell. The flat, rather decorative illustrations document his rise to fame when he gets a rich patron who pays him enough to buy a farm to raise and paint all sorts of chickens.
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Author:Marantz, Ken
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Oct 1, 1995
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