A History of Pictures For Children - Children's Picture Book

A History of Pictures For Children - Children's Picture Book

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A History of Pictures for Children takes readers on a journey through art history, from early art drawn on cave walls to the images we make today on our computers and phone cameras. Based on the bestselling book for adults, this children's edition of A History of Pictures is told through conversations between the artist David Hockney and the author Martin Gayford, who talk about art with inspiring simplicity and clarity. Rose Blake's illustrations illuminate the narratives of both authors to bring the history of art alive for a young audience.

Authors: David Hockney & Martin Gayford
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Thames & Hudson 
Publication Date: 1 Sep 2018
Pages: 128
Interest Age: 7-8 years
Product Dimensions: 225 x 288 x 18mm


'Wonderful' - Angels & Urchins

'Rose Blake's illustrations bring the history of art alive' - National Geographic Kids

'Breathes fresh life into art history for the younger generation' - Harper's Bazaar

'You'll read it and want to breath an 'Om'' - Art Review

'This trove of a book is...to be cherished' - Telegraph

About the Author

David Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. He has produced work in almost every medium - painting, drawing, stage design, photography and printmaking - and has stretched the boundaries of all of them. Born in Bradford, England, in 1937, Hockney attended art school in London before moving to Los Angeles in the 1960s. There, he painted his famous swimming pool paintings. In a 2011 poll of more than 1,000 British artists, Hockney was voted the most influential British artist of all time. He continues to create and exhibit art.

Martin Gayford is an art critic for The Spectator and the author of acclaimed books on Van Gogh, Constable and Michelangelo. He is the author of Man with a Blue Scarf, Rendez-vous with Art and A Bigger Message.