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This book tells the story, both lives and works, of 35 of the world's most famous artists, including van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Dali, Pollock and Warhol. It includes reproductions of the artists' creations, as well as photographs of the artists at work, their personal belongings, homes and places that were important to them. Over the centuries, all kinds of artists have been admired and celebrated for many different reasons. For many they were unappreciated during their own lifetimes, becoming famous only after their deaths. Others have gained notoriety for the way they lived, as much as for their art, whilst others have shunned the publicity and let their art do the talking. With timelines for each artist showing clearly the key highlights of their life it is a wonderful compendium to enthuse budding artists into discovering more about some of the most famous artists who have gone before.
Which famous artist designed a flying machine? Who produced over 900 paintings in 10 years? Which painter said his most beautiful masterpiece was his garden? Find the answers to these and many more questions in this intriguing book that celebrates the lives and works of the world's most famous artists.
|Publication date:||1st April 2014|
|Publisher:||Usborne Publishing Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers|
Rosie Dickins grew up in England and Hong Kong. An avid reader, she always loved writing her own stories. After studying literature at Oxford University, art in Paris and plenty of travelling, she settled in London, where she now works for Usborne Publishing. She is the author of over forty fiction and non-fiction children's books, including award-winning art books.More About Rosie Dickins