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August is Art Appreciation Month

Celebrate with your middle reader by introducing him to some of the greatest artists of all time.
 
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Jackson Pollock
by Clare Oliver

A child of poor parents, Jackson Pollock dreamed of being an artist. This visually compelling book will introduce readers of all ages to a man who, despite many personal struggles, revolutionized the art world.

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Frida Kahlo
by Mike Venezia Illustrated by Mike Venezia

Though Frida Kahlo was influenced by political changes in Mexico and Mexican folk art, she painted to deal with the problems she had during her life. Learn about Frida's childhood, how she became interested in painting, and about her relationship with another famous artist, Diego Rivera.

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Diego Rivera
by Mike Venezia Illustrated by Mike Venezia

Diego Rivera was a famous Mexican mural painter. He studied in Europe, but developed his own distinctive style. He believed that his paintings should be seen by everyone, not just those people who could afford to purchase art work. Many of his paintings make statements about revolutionary ideas.

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Pablo Picasso
by Mike Venezia

Pablo Picasso lived most of his life in the twentieth century and revolutionized art by developing cubism and working with both blue and rose hues. This biography of Picasso includes some of Picasso's most famous paintings.

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Leonardo Da Vinci
by Diane Stanley Illustrated by Diane Stanley

In this stunning pictorial biography, acclaimed author/artist Diane Stanley introduces young readers to one of the most compelling personages of all time: Leonardo Da Vinci.

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Paul Gauguin
by Robert Anderson

In this Artists in Their Time book, the author does indeed tell of the rich and varied influences of Paul Gauguin's time on his art. Through descriptions of his art and information about his life, readers also learn how friends and family shaped Gauguin and his work.

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Salvador Dali
by Mike Venezia Illustrated by Mike Venezia

By mixing some cartoons with actual illustrations of the artist's work, this book touches on the interesting information about Salvador Dali's life in a way that young readers can enjoy the facts while learning about a major artist.

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Claude Monet
Series: Artists in Their Time, Book #16
by Susie Hodge

Claude Monet was one of the world's most brilliant artists, creating numerous paintings in the Impressionist style. Learn about this artist's life and works in this "Artists in Their Time" book.

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Van Gogh
by Mike Venezia Illustrated by Mike Venezia

Combining cartoons and pictures of the artist's work, this book provides information about Vincent van Gogh in an enjoyable way.

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