Book Review: Portraits of the Prairie

The lovely, soft-edged watercolors of Richard Schilling pair up splendidly with the prose of Willa Cather who had a rare appreciation for the prairie grasslands of America’s Midwest. From observing Herefords grazing a sunflower dappled landscape coupled with a charming bit about prairie mushrooms to a surprisingly artistic graffiti bridge, this collection of paintings and prose instills a sense of discovery in what is often an underappreciated part of the country. Readers familiar with Cather’s work will discover a deeper admiration of her writings while those just discovering her will enjoy the gentle introduction making this much more then just another coffee table book.

 

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