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Lives of the Artists
Houghton-mifflin / 1995 / Hardcover
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Most people can name some famous artists and recognize their best known works. But whats behind all that painting, drawing, and sculpting? What was Leonardo DaVinci's snack of choice while he painted the Mona Lisa's mysterious smile? Why did Georgia O'Keefe find bones so appealing? Who called Diego Rivera "Frog-Face"? And what is it about artists that makes both their work and their lives so fascinating - to themselves, to their curious neighbors, and to all of us?
In this entertaining, informative collection, readers discover the idiosyncrasies-sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic-of twenty famous artists, including Michelangelo, Cassatt, van Gogh, Kahlo, and Warhol. “Fresh, spirited, and unconventional.”--Kirkus Reviews
Kathleen Krull has written much innovative nonfiction for young people, including all of the books in the Lives of . . . series, and has made a chatty, accessible approach to biography her hallmark. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her website at www.kathleenkrull.com.
Kathryn Hewitt's caricatures of famous figures led kids to dub the Lives of . . . series the "Big Head" books. She has illustrated many books for young readers, some of which she also wrote. She lives in Santa Monica, California. Visit her website at www.kathrynhewitt.com.
"Fresh, spirited, and unconventional."—Kirkus Reviews
"A lively, entertaining presentation."—Booklist
"Kids will enjoy this brush with greatness."—Bulletin
"Krull's brief biographies provide basic facts as well as intriguing details. The subjects chosen range from the famous (Michelangelo Buonarroti) to the infamous (Andy Warhol) to the less well known. Hewitt's caricaturelike illustrations reflect and extend the lively text."—Horn Book
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