Roy Lichtenstein Biography for Kids
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Roy Lichtenstein Biography for Kids

Hi there! My name is Roy Lichtenstein. I am an artist who helped start the genre of Pop Art. I was born in New York City in 1923. Growing up, I was interested in drawing and science and the way mechanical things worked. I lived near the American Museum of Natural History, so I spent hours exploring the exhibits of dinosaurs, plants, animals, bugs, mummies, stars and planets. I read science magazines and listened to radio programs – if you can believe it, there was no such thing as television when I was a boy – and my favorite radio…

Andrew Wyeth Biography for Kids
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Andrew Wyeth Biography for Kids

Hello there.  My name is Andrew Wyeth. I was born in 1917 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, the youngest of five children. I was raised in a family dedicated to art. My father was a famous painter and illustrator of children’s books. Perhaps you’ve read one of the books N.C. Wyeth, my father, illustrated, like The Pilgrims, Treasure Island, or Kidnapped. My brothers and sisters became artists, engineers, and musicians, and a generation later my son, Jamie, has become an important artist. I guess you could say that art runs in the family! Because of my delicate health as a child,…

Norman Rockwell Biography for Kids
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Norman Rockwell Biography for Kids

Hi, folks! My name is Norman Rockwell. I was born in New York City in 1894. I grew up in a neighborhood where all the boys played sports—all the time! My older brother Jarvis was the best athlete in the neighborhood. Then there was I. I was skinny and couldn’t play sports to save my life. Thankfully, I had my own special talent. I could draw and paint really well. In fact, when I was sixteen I left high school to attend art school at the Chase Art School and eventually at the Students Art League. One of my favorite…

Georgia O’Keeffe Biography for Kids
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Georgia O’Keeffe Biography for Kids

Hello, children, I am Georgia O’Keeffe.  I am an American modern realist painter of the Precisionist movement who is best known for my large close-up paintings of flowers… …and my paintings of the New Mexico landscape. I was born in 1887 in Wisconsin. From an early age, I noticed colors, patterns and light. My father taught me to notice how changes in seasons changed the way the land and sky looked. Though I attended school in a one-room schoolhouse, I also took art lessons in town. I learned to copy other artists’ works, which is a good way to start, but…

Pablo Picasso Biography for Kids
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Pablo Picasso Biography for Kids

Hola, my name is Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruiz y Picasso, but you can call me Picasso. I am the most important artist of the 20th century. I was born in Malaga, Spain in 1881. When I was a child, my mother said to me, “If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll end up as the pope.” Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. My father, who was also a painter and art teacher,…

Grandma Moses Biography for Kids
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Grandma Moses Biography for Kids

Good morning, children. I am Anna Mary Robertson Moses, but that is kind of a mouthful, don’t you think? So you can call me Grandma Moses. That’s what everybody calls me now, as I am almost 100 years old! I was born in 1860 in New York and I had so many adventures with my nine brothers and sisters on our farm there. That was so long ago when we could run all over the forests and hills, spent time together washing clothes,… …picking apples,… …and making apple butter,… went sledding and ice skating in the winter. My father would…

El Greco Biography for Kids
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El Greco Biography for Kids

Hello, my name is Doménikos Theotokópoulos. But people call me El Greco. It is Spanish for “the Greek.”  I was born on the Greek island of Crete. You know where Crete is in the Mediterranean Sea, right? I studied painting as a young man at a monastery so my first artistic influences were creating Byzantine style religious icons, which are pictures of saints in churches. These paintings look kind of flat and lacked expression. Later, I went to Italy to study and learned to draw the human figure like Giotto so that my people were three-dimensional. Then I studied Renaissance…

Michelangelo Buonarroti Biography for Kids
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Michelangelo Buonarroti Biography for Kids

Ciao! I am Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni! Most people just call me by my first name. Have any of you ever heard of me? I should think so! I am considered by many people to be the greatest artist who ever lived! I was born near and grew up in Firenze, Italia, or as you say, Florence, Italy, which is the center of Renaissance. People at this time were interested in architecture, painting, poetry and sculpture – and of course, I am good at all of these! I grew up with a family of stonecutters, since my parents couldn’t…

Albrecht Dürer Biography for Kids
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Albrecht Dürer Biography for Kids

Guten morgen! I am Albrecht Dürer.  I grew up in Nuremburg, Germany during the Renaissance era, a time when many people were coming up with new ideas and inventions. My father was a goldsmith, so I learned from him how to use gold in jewelry and sculptures and how to engrave. More than goldsmith work, I loved to draw and paint so I became an apprentice to Michael Wolgemut. I had the opportunity to spend some time in Venice, Italy and study art. Then I returned to Nuremberg, and I opened my own workshop and was able to draw and work…

Fra Angelico Biography for Kids
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Fra Angelico Biography for Kids

Ciao! I am Fra Angelico, an Italian Renaissance artist who lived from 1400 to 1455. My name may be a bit confusing – I was named Guido by my parents, but then I became a Catholic monk, or friar, and changed my name to Giovanni, which is Italian for John. So I am Fra Giovanni or Brother John. And then some began to call me angelic, so now I am known as the angelic friar or Fra Angelico. You can call me Fra Angelico. Let me tell you about my work as an artist. I lived in the 1400s, and…

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