Portrait of an Artist: Vincent van Gogh: Discover the Artist Behind the Masterpieces (Hardcover)
A beautifully told art story for children, looking at Vincent van Gogh's life through his masterpieces. Accompanied by stunning original illustrations from Edith Carron.
★★★★★ - visually stunning account of Van Gogh's life
★★★★★ - Perfect introduction to the artist and his work
★★★★★ - A wonderful resource for parents and teachers.
★★★★★ - sensitively written
Vincent van Gogh was born in the Netherlands and today is one of the world's best-loved painters. But during his lifetime, Van Gogh struggled to find fame and fortune through his art, making very little money from his paintings, which now sell for millions of dollars. This book tells the story of Van Gogh's life through his own artworks, and shows how he came to create some of the most famous paintings in the world, including the Sunflowers and Starry Night. Learn about the importance of brotherly love, his struggle to find the right path and the lasting impact he had on the history of art in this book that brings his work to life.
A Van Gogh masterpiece is featured on every spread. This art story also includes a closer look at 10 of Van Gogh's masterpieces at the back.
'A thoughtful and colourful biography' - Kirkus
About the Author
Lucy Brownridge is an author and editor of children’s books based in London. She writes books for children about history of art, history, animals, and science. She has an MA in history of art from the Courtauld Institute of Art and a BA in history of art from the University of Bristol.
Edith Carron is a french Illustrator and animator based in Berlin. Her work is spontaneous and colourful, and has been featured by the New York Times, The New Yorker, Gucci and Evian.