This lively introduction to some of the towering figures in American art inspires 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 overview of American artists designed to catch young readers' attention and satisfy their unending curiosity.
Each artist in 13 American Artists Children Should Know is featured in a colorful, double-page spread. Fascinating biographical information about each artist is presented chronologically, and the profiles are strung together by a continuous timeline that highlights world events that influenced the artists' work. Sidebars contain even more information to keep young readers' attention.
Exquisite reproductions of well-known works by the 13 featured artists serve to spark the imagination. Though written for children, this book has much to teach readers of all ages about 13 iconic American artists.
Author — Bradley Finger.
Hardcover. 48 pages. 9½" × 11" (24 cm × 28 cm).