Before They Were Famous: How Seven Artists Got Their Start

Before They Were Famous: How Seven Artists Got Their Start

by Bob Raczka


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Before They Were Famous: How Seven Artists Got Their Start by Bob Raczka

When famous artists were kids, did they paint like artists? Or did they paint like kids? Find out for yourself in the pages of this book by art lover Bob Raczka. You'll see some of the first works ever done by seven well-known artists. You'll also learn plenty of fascinating facts about the artists' childhoods. You'll even see some of their later works, which show how their styles changed over time. Albrecht Durer, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Artemisia Gentileschi, John Singer Sargent, Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, and Salvador Dali all grew up to have their own unique styles. But when they were kids, they all had one thing in common: they loved to make art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761373001
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/2011
Series: Bob Raczka's Art Adventures Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Bob Raczka and his wife Amy are the co-creators of three masterpieces: Robert, Carl and Emma. They live in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, with their dog Rufus, who is also a piece of work. As a boy, Bob loved to draw—especially dinosaurs, cars, and airplanes. He also enjoyed making paper airplanes and model rockets. He's a lifelong Cubs fan. Thanks to good grades (and some help from his high school art teachers) he went to college at the University of Illinois, where he majored in art. On a whim, Bob took an advertising copywriting class and loved it. When he graduated, he became an advertising writer. But when his first child, Robert, was born, he rediscovered children's books and thought, "I want to do this." So Bob began sending out manuscripts and collecting rejection letters. Five years later, he sold his first manuscript, a book about art called No One Saw. Little did he know, it would become the first book in his ongoing series, Bob Raczka's Art Adventures.

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