Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), considered the greatest Dutch painter after Rembrandt, inspired the Expressionist school of painting. Given the number of his paintings that are now well-known masterpieces, it is staggering to think that his painting career lasted only ten years. His fame is enhanced by his many haunting self-portraits and his suicide at age thirty-seven.
Van Gogh for Kids contains ten of his most familiar images, including The Starry Night, Bedroom at Arles, and Vase with Fourteen Sunflowers, in a toddler-friendly board-book format.
About the Editor
Margaret E. Hyde was inspired to create the Great Art for Kids Series
when she could not find age-appropriate art books for her own little girl. As an alternative to having her expensive coffee-table books drooled on, Hyde designed these durable board books to introduce young children to the great painters. A native of Memphis, Hyde lives in Santa Monica with her family.
Other titles in the series are Cassatt for Kids, Impressionists for Kids: 2nd Edition, Matisse for Kids, Picasso for Kids, and Renoir for Kids, all available from Pelican.
VAN GOGH FOR KIDS
Edited by Margaret E. Hyde
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Art / Painting
12 pp. 8 1/2 x 9
10 color illus.
ISBN: 9781589802797 Board Book