13 Modern Artists Children Should Know


13 Modern Artists Children Should Know is an excellent guide to some of the most important and influential modern artists.  Heavily illustrated and featuring some of the world’s greatest modern artists, it is an excellent introduction for young readers to modern art. The featured artists, including Picasso, Chagall, Calder, Lichtenstein and Hockney – are introduced in an appealing format and style and are arranged chronologically with an accompanying timeline. Each artist’s entry includes a concise biography, beautiful reproductions of major works, and lively texts that speak directly to young readers.

Games, quizzes and other activities help readers learn about the significant contributions of each artist in a way that is both fun and inspiring. Additional information about museums, suggestions for further reading, and online resources will satisfy the most curious minds.

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13 Modern Artists Children Should Know

Brad Finger

(Prestel) – hardback

13 Modern Artists Children Should Know takes readers from Cubism to modern sculpture, through to cartoons.  This is an eye-popping marvel, bringing art through engaging activities.  It introduces young readers to modern art.  Painters such as Picasso, Chagall, Lichtenstein and Hockney – these are just some of the artists that are profiled here and offer a world of interest to children. Furthermore, also included are sculptors such as Angus Calder, Eva Hesse and Joseph Beuys.
There is an exciting exploration of modern, pop, and postmodern art, with a format and style that is designed to appeal to young minds and budding artists. The book is full of large illustrations brimming with colour.  Moreover, there are fascinating explanations and biographical information; do-it-yourself activities, quizzes and a helpful glossary and timeline. Children are bound to be drawn to the stories and interactive opportunities as they discover these important artists who changed the world.
Bookwagon has several books about art and artists in its on-line bookstore.  Readers can delve into the work of modern artists such as Frank Bowling and Alberto Giacometti
Art for Kids is an excellent Tate Modern web site aimed at getting children interested in modern art.


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