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Jan Greenberg

Biography

Jan Greenberg

Jan Greenberg is one of America’s most prominent writers about art and artists for young readers. Her art-related books co-written with Sandra Jordan include ACTION JACKSON and THE MAD POTTER: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius (both Sibert Honor Books), as well as books on Van Gogh, Frank O. Gehry, Andy Warhol and Chuck Close.

Jan Greenberg

Books by Jan Greenberg

by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan - Art, Biography, Children's Nonfiction, History
Born in 1856 in Biloxi, Mississippi, George Ohr grew up to the sounds of the civil war and political unrest. When he was 22, he discovered the pottery wheel. The lost young man suddenly found his calling.  He started creating strangely crafted pots and vases, but nobody was buying these odd figures. Eventually he retired, but not without hiding hundreds of his ceramics.