Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood from Creative Legends

About the Author

David Stabler is the author of Kid Presidents, Kid Athletes, Kid Artists, and Kid Authors. He lives in New York City.

Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood from Creative Legends

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David Stabler, Illustrated by Doogie Horner

Hilarious childhood biographies and full-color illustrations reveal how famous artists—from Leonardo da Vinci to Beatrix Potter to Keith Haring—coped with regular-kid problems. Before the awards, sold-out museum exhibitions, and timeless masterpieces, every great artist started out as a kid. And when the world’s most celebrated artists were growing up, they had regular-kid problems.


Jackson Pollock’s family moved constantly—he lived in eight different cities before he was 16 years old. Georgia O’Keeffe lived in the shadow of her “perfect” older brother Francis. And Jean-Michel Basquiat had to overcome poverty to become one of the world’s most influential artists. Kid Artists tells these stories and many more with full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page. Other subjects include Emily Carr, Frida Kahlo, Jacob Lawrence, Claude Monet, Louise Nevelson, Yoko Ono, Pablo Picasso, Charles M. Schulz, Dr. Seuss, and Vincent van Gogh.

  • Hardcover
  • 5.5 × 8 inches
  • 208 pages
  • Published 2016
  • Recommended for ages 8–12

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