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Dorling Kindersley Ltd
7 July 2022
ISBN: 9780241534168
144 pages

From the publisher

Wonder at the incredible stories behind more than 50 artists who have inspired the world in this non-fiction book for kids.

Pour paint onto a canvas with Jackson Pollock, laugh along with the pranks of Hokusai, and find beauty in your self-portrait with Frida Kahlo, as you follow the stories of more than 50 fabulous artists and their
groundbreaking work.

Through charming storytelling rich in detail, Artists celebrates famous figures as well as lesser-known trailblazers, each with a tale as intriguing as it is unique. From cat connoisseur Louis Wain to pattern fanatic Yinka Shonibare, the artists in this book have all used their creativity and complexity to make powerful art that has enriched the lives of many. These groundbreaking pieces range from those whose beauty keeps you coming back for more, to some that might change your worldview.

Dive deep into the pages of this awe-inspiring art book to discover:

-Unique focus on the colourful lives of artists whilst also covering their major works and the history of art throughout time
-Tells the stories of more than 50 artists both famous and lesser-known
-Feature spreads on general themes such as art materials, equipment, and key artistic movements
-Incredible illustrations by Jessamy Hawke reveal the intricate details of important art pieces and their creators' minds

Beautiful descriptions of the artists' lives are brought to life through stunning watercolour illustrations by Jessamy Hawke and fantastic photography highlights the detail of their work. The artists come from all walks of life and parts of the world, whether it's Jean-Michel Basquiat, who used words in his art to make points about racism in America, or Banksy, whose activist graffiti is internationally famous, but whose identity remains a mystery - this amazing art book for kids showcases a diverse rage of over 50 artists, proving something for everybody to learn, love and admire.

A must-have volume for every budding artist aged 7-9, Artists is a beautiful book that parents, caregivers and educators can share with children who have an interest in art, artists and the history of art.