Lives of the Artists

Lives of the Artists : Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought)

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Most people can name some famous artists and recognize their best-known works. But what's behind all that painting, drawing, and sculpting? What was Leonardo da Vinci's snack of choice while he painted Mona Lisa's mysterious smile? Why did Georgia O'Keeffe 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? This book presents the humor and the tragedy in twenty artists' lives as no biography has done before.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 220.98 x 259.08 x 15.24mm | 612.35g
  • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • San Diego, CA, China
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0152001034
  • 9780152001032
  • 1,743,009

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"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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About Kathleen Krull

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.
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