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Susie Hodge Susie is an art expert and author with more than 100 books under her belt, and a fell... Read More

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Susie Hodge Susie is an art expert and author with more than 100 books under her belt, and a fellowship from the Royal Society of Arts. As well as writing about art, she has given talks on topics ranging from Ancient Egyptian artists to Impressionism and modern art, and has appeared on multiple documentaries. Her past books include popular titles such as Why Is Art Full of Naked People? and Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That: Modern Art Explained - which use Susie's wealth of knowledge and fun, accessible style to introduce young and older readers to the daunting world of art.

Jessamy Hawke works in ink, gouache, watercolour, and linocut-printmaking, and was the illustrator of DK's Explorers (2019), Inventors (2020), and Scientists (2021). She graduated with an MA in Illustration from Kingston University in 2016. Jessamy's project "A Midnight Clear'', based on William Wharton's wartime novel, was shortlisted for the 2016 V&A Student Illustrator of the Year Award and was displayed in the V&A Museum in London, and she was Runner-Up in the Little White Lies Creative Brief competition in March 2017. Jessamy's work has been exhibited in solo shows in London and Oxford. She is also the author of the art blog aestronauts.com. Her work can be found at jessamyhawke.co.uk or on Instagram under the handle @jessamydrewthat.

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.

Product Details

Title: Artists
SKU: BK0470177
EAN: 9780241534168
Language: English

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