Lives of the Artists: Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen KrullLives of the Artists: Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull

Lives of the Artists: Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought)

byKathleen KrullIllustratorKathryn Hewitt

Paperback | July 1, 2014

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Most people can name some famous artists and recognize their best-known works. But what's behind all that painting, drawing, and sculpting? What was Leonardo da Vinci's snack of choice while he painted Mona Lisa's mysterious smile? Why did Georgia O'Keeffe find bones so appealing? Who called Diego Rivera Frog-Face"? And what is it about artists that makes both their work and their lives so fascinating-to themselves, to their curious neighbors, and to all of us? This book presents the humorand the tragedy in twenty artists' lives as no biography has done before."
Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young people, including Lives of the Explorers, Lives of the Musicians, and all other books in this popular series illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt. She is also the author of Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, illustrated by Yuyi Morales, as well...
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Title:Lives of the Artists: Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought)Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.31 inPublished:July 1, 2014Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544252233

ISBN - 13:9780544252233

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Fresh, spirited, and unconventional."- Kirkus Reviews "A lively, entertaining presentation."- Booklist "Kids will enjoy this brush with greatness."- Bulletin "Krull's brief biographies provide basic facts as well as intriguing details. The subjects chosen range from the famous (Michelangelo Buonarroti) to the infamous (Andy Warhol) to the less well known. Hewitt's caricaturelike illustrations reflect and extend the lively text."- Horn Book "