"Verna Hart, Whose Art Expressed the Rhythms of Jazz, Dies at 58," Obituary, The New York Times
Online, by Sam Roberts, May 10, 2019
Verna Hart knew what she wanted to be when she was only 5. “My creative journey began in my kindergarten class,” she recalled. “I chose the easel as my daily activity, instead of the blocks, dolls and water table options.”
Encouraged by her parents and refusing to be confined by the contours in coloring books, she made the walls of her family’s home in Queens her canvas. She drew cartoons and other scenes on them, delighting her siblings and even her parents. By the time she was eight, her father was already introducing her as a professional artist — the very thing she wo
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