13 American artists children should know

by Finger, Brad.

Format: Print Book 2010
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Summary
This lively introduction to some of the towering figures in American art will inspire children to dream, create, and think.
Who was Whistler's mother? Why did Georgia O'Keeffe paint all those flowers? How did Joseph Cornell create his incredible boxes? These questions and more are answered in this book on American artists designed to catch young readers' attention and satisfy their unending curiosity. Each artist is featured in double-page spreads that are as unique as their subjects. Fascinating biographical portraits, interesting sidebars, and ideas to spark the imagination enhance exquisite reproductions of well-known works. Presented chronologically, these profiles are strung together by a continuous timeline that highlights world events that impacted the artists' work. Children and adults alike will find much to learn, savor, and enjoy in this colorful introduction that is both interactive and edifying--not to mention fun.
Contents
Winslow Homer
Mary Cassatt
John Singer Sargent
Edward Hopper
Georgia O'Keeffe
Alexander Calder
Mark Rothko
Joseph Cornell
Louise Bourgeois
Jackson Pollock
Jacob Lawrence
Andy Warhol
Jasper Johns.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Beginning with Winslow Homer and ending with Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, this picture-book overview introduces 13 well-known American artists. On each double-page spread, short biographies combine with richly reproduced images of the artists' famous works; a time line that sets the artist's life in historical context with other world events; an easy-reference box listing the artist's birth and death dates, painting styles, and other facts; and suggestions for activities and further research. Occasional quiz questions that appear throughout the profiles create even more interactive opportunities. The peppy, exclamatory tone is occasionally cloying; for example, a caption for a Winslow Homer painting of boys playing in a field reads, It's time to have some fun on a sunny day! And it's puzzling that information about artistic mediums isn't always listed next to the reproductions. Still, Finger, an art historian, writes with clarity and enthusiasm as he deftly incorporates details from the artists' lives with observations about their work. A lengthy glossary closes this inviting survey that is well suited for both browsing and classroom use.--Engberg, Gillian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series 13... children should know.
Subjects Artists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Art, American -- Juvenile literature.
Artists.
Art, American.
Publisher Munich ; New York :Prestel,2010
Other Titles Thirteen American artists children should know
Language English
Description 46 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9783791370361 (hardcover : alk. paper)
3791370367 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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