The Most Exciting Artists of All Time

  1. Mary Richards
  • ISBN 9780500650653
  • 26.00 x 19.50 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 96pp
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2016

The real-life stories of some of the greatest artists of all time
For ages 8+

Splat! sample spread

Splat! traces art history through the artists who helped change its direction.

‘Provides excellent insight into the achievements of many great artists and excitingly brings to life the challenges, difficulties, and dangers they faced’ – ParentsInTouch.co.uk
‘This book attempts a most difficult task, and achieves it: to explain and enthuse the reader about Art’– The School Librarian
‘It is a brilliant book, full of great information for kids and provides excellent insight into art history’ – World Kids
‘Brilliant … children who are fascinated by art, or budding artists in their own rights, will absolutely love this book’– Global Mouse Travels
Describes the life, works, challenges and historical background of great artists with a good sense of what historians of nine-plus will find engaging’– New Statesman

Key turning points and important art movements, from the Renaissance and Impressionism to Surrealism and contemporary art are also covered. There are art activities for children too.

Michelangelo • Bruegel • Caravaggio • Velázquez • Vermeer • Hokusai • Friedrich • Whistler • Monet • Seurat • Van Gogh • Rousseau • Picasso • Kandinsky • Duchamp • Dalí • Kahlo • Hepworth • Pollock • Warhol

Mary Richards is a writer, publisher and musician. She is the author of Ed Ruscha and the forthcoming Modern Art! Write Your Own Story. Mary was previously art publisher for the Hayward Gallery in London.