March 4, 2015

For kids who like to draw

Before They Were Famous: How Seven Artists Got Their Start
by Bob Raczka

Raczka once came across a painting by Pablo Picasso, done when Picasso was eight years old. That painting, of a man on a horse, is included in this book, as well as the early paintings of Albrecht Durer, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Artemisia Gentileschi, John Singer Sargent, Paul Klee, and Salvador Dali. The book presents short profiles of the artists' childhoods and shows how their artistic styles changed as they grew up.

An interesting and encouraging book for all young artists.

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