Author Angela Wenzel is a museum educator at the Kunstsammlungen Nordrhein-Westfalen. She has written several works in the field of museum education as well as numerous art books for children.
This beautifully illustrated book covers some of the world’s greatest artists and is an excellent and exciting introduction for young readers to seminal works from the canon. From Vermeer’s enigmatic Girl with a Pearl Earring and Rousseau’s dreamlike jungle-scapes to Matisse’s playful cutouts and the quintessential Renaissance man, da Vinci.
This educational children’s book presents these artists chronologically in an exciting and appealing fashion, accompanied by a timeline to offer historical context. Each artist’s entry includes biographical information, beautiful reproductions and engaging texts that speak directly to young readers.
Games and quizzes help inspire young readers and introduce them to the significant contributions of each artist in a manner that is fun and inspiring, alongside additional information about museums and suggestions for further reading and online resources to ignite curiosity.