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Artists in the Real World

Into art? Here are some of our newest true stories of famous artists from around the world. Looking for more? Find other artists in our JBIO section by looking under their last name.

The scraps book: notes from a colorful life by Lois Ehlert

Leaving China: an artist paints his World War II childhood by James McMullan

The noisy paint box: the colors and sounds of Kandinsky's abstract art by Barb Rosenstock ; illustrated by Mary GrandPre

Mo Willems by Abby Colich

Francisco Goya by Alix Wood

Randolph Caldecott: the man who could not stop drawing by Leonard S. Marcus

The mad potter: George E. Ohr, eccentric genius by Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan

Henri's scissors by Jeanette Winter

Diego Rivera: an artist for the people by Susan Goldman Rubin

Etched in clay: the life of Dave, enslaved potter and poet by Andrea Cheng ; woodcuts by the author

A splash of red: the life and art of Horace Pippin by written by Jen Bryant ; illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Picasso: I the king = yo el rey by Carmen T. Bernier- Grand ; illustrated by David Diaz

Picasso's trousers by Nicholas Allan

Imogen: the mother of modernism and three boys by Amy Novesky ; illustrated by Lisa Congdon