Frida Kahlo (Portrait of an Artist)

Lucy Brownridge, illustrated by Sandra Dieckmann
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Learn about one of the worlds favourite painters - Frida Kahlo - in this new and unique biography series, which depicts the story of an artist 's life through their own masterworks.

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter and today is one of the worlds favourite artists. As a child, she was badly affected by polio, and later suffered a terrible accident that left her disabled and in pain. Shortly after this accident, Kahlo took up painting, and through her surreal, symbolic self portraits described the pain she suffered, as well as the treatment of women, and her sadness at not being able to have a child. This book tells the story of Frida Kahlo's life through her own artworks, and shows how she came to create some of the most famous paintings in the world. Learn about her difficult childhood, her love affair with fellow painter Diego Rivera, and the lasting impact her surreal work had on the history of art in this book that brings her life to work.

Author bio:

Lucy Brownridge is an author and editor of childrens books based in London. She writes books for children about history of art, history, animals and science. She has an MA in history of art from the Courtauld Institute of Art and a BA in history of art from the University of Bristol. Sandra Dieckmann is an artist, illustrator and potter from the UK. She is best known for her colourful, patterned and intricate drawings of nature and wildlife. In 2011 Sandra was chosen by Oscar-winning animator & illustrator Shaun Tan as the Emerging Talent in Illustration for her image Fox Tree.

Category: Young adult non-fiction
ISBN: 9781786036445
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Wide Eyed Editions
Pub Date: September 2019
Page Extent: 32
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 5 - 7
Subject: Young adult non-fiction