Books for Budding Artists

Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan
Imagines Jackson Pollock at work during the creation of one of his paint-swirled and splattered canvasses. Suggested for ages 8-11.
Jennifer Armstrong ; ill. by Jos. A. Smith
Briefly tells the story of this nineteenth-century painter and naturalist who is most famous for his detailed paintings of birds. Suggested for ages 4-8.
Jonah Winter
The life story of revered Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is presented in this age-appropriate biography. Suggested for ages 4-8.
Robert Byrd
Illustrations and text portray the life of Leonardo da Vinci, who gained fame as a artist through such works as the Mona Lisa, and as a scientist by studying various subjects including human anatomy and flight. Suggested fro ages 7-14.
Cristina Bjork
A little girl visits the home and garden of Claude Monet at Giverny, France, and learns about the artist's paintings and his life. The illustrations include photographs of the painter and his family as well as examples of his work. Suggested for ages 9-12.
Jeannette Winter
Presents, in brief text and illustrations, the life of the painter who drew much of her inspiration from nature. Suggested for ages 4-8.
Beverly Gherman
Describes the life and work of the popular American artist who depicted both traditional and contemporary subjects, including children, family scenes, astronauts, and the poor. Suggested for ages 9-12.
Elizabeth Partridge
A biography of Dorothea Lange, whose photographs of migrant workers, Japanese American internees, and rural poverty helped bring about important social reforms. Suggested for ages 10-16.
John Duggleby
A biography of the African American artist who grew up in the midst of the Harlem Renaissance and became one of the most renowned painters of the life of his people. Suggested for ages 7-12.
James Warhola
The author describes a trip to see his uncle, the soon-to-be-famous artist Andy Warhol, and the fun that he and his family had on the visit. Suggested for ages 4 and up