This book teaches a young audience about the works and lives of thirteen women artists through informative texts, puzzles, coloring exercises, and fun quizzes. In colorful spreads that feature important works as well as portraits of the artists themselves, children will learn how Sofonisba Anguissola, the Renaissance painter and pupil of Michelangelo, mastered portraiture in the Spanish Court; how the exquisitely wrought illustrations of Maria Sybilla Merian advanced the study of nature in the seventeenth century; and how Mary Cassatt’s paintings depicted the lives of women in the nineteenth century. Modern and contemporary artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Louise Bourgeois, and Cindy Sherman round out this introduction to women artists for children.
Bettina Schümann, mother of two children, works as an author and editor in Munich. Her Entdecke München! Stadtrallye für Kinder ((Discover Munich: City Rallies for Children)) (2008) and 13 Künstlerinnen, die du kennen solltest ((Thirteen Women Artists Children should Know)) (2009) are also published by Prestel.
Hardcover, 48 pages, 24,0 x 28,0 cm, 50 color illustrations
$ 14.95* | £ 10.99* (* recommended retail price)
Publishing House: Prestel
Date of publication:
US October 24, 2009
UK August 24, 2009