Before They Were Famous

How Seven Artists Got Their Start (Bob Raczka's Art Adventures)

By Raczka, Bob

Publishers Summary:
When famous artists were kids, did they paint like artists? Or did they paint like kids? Find out for yourself in the pages of this book by art lover Bob Raczka. You ll see some of the first works ever done by seven well-known artists. You ll also learn plenty of fascinating facts about the artists childhoods. You'll also learn plenty of fascinating facts about the artists' childhoods. You ll even see some of their later works, which show how their styles changed over time. These famous artists all grew up to have their own unique styles. But when they were kids, they all had one thing in common: they loved to make art.

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School Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

Gr 3–5—Raczka's talent for explaining art to children continues with this book. The author gives readers a different perspective on Dürer, Michelangelo, Artemisia Gentileschi, Sargent, Klee, Picasso, and Dalí. One-page biographies focus on the...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

Raczka compiles some fascinating early works of seven artists: Durer, Michelangelo, Gentileschi, Sargent, Klee, Picasso, and Dalí...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on December 1, 2010

The artists included here have at least two things in common: their family’s encouragement and support (especially noteworthy for Artemisia Gentileschi, who in the 1600s was a painter when it was rare for women to work in such trades) and an early love for drawing. It is inspirin...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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