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…

Vincent van Gogh Biography for Kids
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Vincent van Gogh Biography for Kids

Hello, my name is Vincent van Gogh. I am a Post-Impressionist painter, and I’d like to tell you my story. This is the Vincent van Gogh biography for kids. I was born in Groot Zundert, Netherlands in 1853. My father was a pastor of a Dutch Reformed Church, so I learned the Bible growing up, but even from my youth, I was often depressed and suffered from a mood disorder. I did not study art formally while growing up, and by age 16, I went to work in an art dealership in The Hague, a city in the south of…

Berthe Morisot Biography for Kids
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Berthe Morisot Biography for Kids

Bonjour! I am Berthe Morisot, and I am a woman painter! This is the Berthe Morisot biography for kids! I was born in and always lived in France. When I was 16, my mother paid for me to take art lessons… …but I was barred from the famous art school because I am a female, not a male. They only wanted male students. But I often went to the Louvre – you know, the famous museum in Paris – to copy the Old Masters. Perhaps you’ve heard of some of the Old Masters? You know, like Giotto, …Ghiberti, …Fra Angelico,…

Edgar Degas Biography for Kids
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Edgar Degas Biography for Kids

Edgar Degas Biography for Kids Bon jour! This is the Edgar Degas biography for kids. I am Edgar Degas from France in the 1900s. Yes, France in the 1900s, the time of the Impressionist Movement. The movement so named when a critic called our works “impressionism” because he thought our art works seemed more like sketches than finished paintings. The movement of “in plain air” or natural light. I suppose I am part of this movement but I differ from my colleagues in that I like classical themes and realism. Please call me a Realist! I mostly taught myself to…

Claude Monet Biography for Kids
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Claude Monet Biography for Kids

Claude Monet Biography for Kids Bon jour! I am Claude Monet. This is the Claude Monet biography for kids. I am from the late 1800s and early 1900s in France. There has been an interesting movement in art going on in France called the Impressionist Movement, and I am one of the main artists of Impressionism. I was born in 1840 in Paris, France. I knew I wanted to be an artist from an early age, though my father wanted me to join the family business of grocery sales and supplying ships. I was able to attend the school of…

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