Tells the remarkable story of the Chevalier de Saint George, one of the most famous men in 18th Century France. Son of a slave in Guadaloupe, the Chevalier moved to France where he became a champion swordsman, violin virtuoso, composer, and military commander in the French Revolution. This title is illustrated by paintings and archival materials.
Eric Velasquez, the son of Afro-Puerto Rican parents, was born in Spanish Harlem and grew up in Harlem in New York City. As a child, his love for doodling and drawing was strongly encouraged by his mother. From his grandmother he inherited a love of music and from his father he developed a love of movies. Growing up in this setting, Eric says, “Becoming an artist was a natural choice for me. I have never thought of being anything else.”
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