June 18, 2018 | strande
Explore the lives of many artists. The books below are found in our children's collections, but may appeal to wider audiences. Find more artists and art in our collections: just ask any librarian.
Describes how Van Gogh's insomnia, possibly a symptom of mental or phyical illness, allowed him to view the night sky while everyone else was asleep and influenced how he saw the world around him.
A story inspired by the life of the influential French master artist considers how he transformed his dreary childhood community in northern France through his expressions of color and form.
Depicts Victorian-era artist, writer, and animal lover Beatrix, who is dismayed when a neighbor's guinea pig in her charge passes away unexpectedly.
A biography of James Van Der Zee, innovative and celebrated African American photographer of the Harlem Renaissance. Includes an afterword, photos, and author's sources.
Presents the life of the American artist, describing her early work at Disney Studios, her frustrations at not getting her color work accepted, and the later incorporation of her work into some of Disney's best-loved films.
Traces the life of Harriet Powers, who was born a slave in Georgia but spent the years after the Civil War providing for her family by creating elaborate pictorial quilts, earning her recognition as an African-American folk artist.
A collection of poems that explore the life of Louis Fuertes and his sense of wonder when he painted living, flying birds in their natural habitats.
Describes the life and career of the blind artist from Turkey who spent his childhood days in his father's shop where he developed a curiosity to create and draw.
A lyrical biography of Mary Cassatt, the free-spirited Impressionist painter.
Describes the life of the children's book author and illustrator, conveying her life at Folly Cove, her love of dance, and how she was able to create images of machinery, including those used in her book, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel.
Traces the life of artist Keith Haring, from his childhood love of drawing to his meteoric rise to fame, with a focus on his concern for children, humanity, and disregard for the established art world.
Shares the childhood of the famous artist as she apprenticed in her family's tapestry shop and was inspired by her mother's work as a weaver.
Discover the true story of NFL star Ernie Barnes a boy who followed his dreams and became one of the most influential artists of his generation with this beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book.
Looks at the life of the artist Benny Andrews illustrated with his original paintings, from his childhood and youth in rural Georgia, through his studies in Chicago and his activism and artistic success in New York City.
Sonia Delaunay made enormous contributions to the development of abstraction in the early 1900s. Explore her gorgeous and colourful designs for fabrics and clothing.
Presents the life of the Mexican artist, who became famous for his drawings of skeletons in multiple everyday poses which have become identified with the Mexican Day of the Dead.
Presents the life of the artist, who was inspired as a child by a book of anatomy given to him by his mother after being injured in a car crash and who went on to become a celebrity in the art world before his early death at twenty-eight.
An account of the life of the eccentric ceramics artist traces his youth against a backdrop of the Civil War and political unrest in Biloxi, Mississippi; his creation of thousands of unconventional pots, vases and sculptures; and the remarkable trove discovered after his death that revealed the uniqueness of his talent.
Presents the life and accomplishments of the fashion designer, from her early life of poverty, to her successes in the Paris fashion world, her collaboration with well-known artists of her day, and the influence of her innovative designs on later fashion.
Explore the extraordinary life and scientific discoveries of Maria Merian, who discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented the science behind the mystery in this visual biography that features many original paintings by Maria herself.
Traces three generations of the famous Wyeth art family, offering insight into the events that shaped their achievements in a volume complemented by reproductions of their most famous masterpieces.
Tells the story of how Margaret spent her early years observing the natural world before mastering the art of photography and became the first female war photojournalist in World War II.
Describes how the writer and naturalist set about recording in both word and image the birds of North America, and details the legacy his work has left behind.
A portrait of the nineteenth-century English artist and illustrator of children's books, which is complemented by previously unpublished drawings.