Author(s): Laurence Anholt
Here is the sixth title in the highly-successful "Anholt's Artists" series about great painters. Each book tells the story of real meetings between a world-famous artist and a child who inspired him in his work, with reproductions of some of the artist's most famous works.
Anholt's illustrations ingeniously match the artist's unique style. Irish Examiner This book would be invaluable in bringing the artist alive for the pupils. www.writeaway.org.uk As a general introduction to the artist or as a non-fiction book to read for pleasure it will bring colour to any library. School Librarian What is particularly appealing about the Anholt series of books about famous artists, of which this is the sixth, is that each one is based on a real-life encounter between a child and the artist featured. The work of Matisse is particularly useful in the visual arts with children, as its central message is that art can be created using a wide variety of materials and can result from exploring and experimenting with elements as simple as colour and shape. I would recommend this book, and the others in the series, for use with children in both middle and senior classes in primary schools. INIS
Laurence Anholt is part of a husband-and-wife team who have worked together on more than 60 picture books, published all over the world in more than 17 different languages. Their picture books -- including the Chimp and Zee series -- have won numerous awards and have been featured on television and radio. Laurence has been described by William Watt as one of the most versatile authors writing for children today. He was brought up mainly in Holland where he developed a lasting passion for art. He is a much sought after public speaker, appearing at conferences such as the European Council of International Schools Conference, the Northern Children's Book Festival and the Edinburgh Festival. To visit the Anholts' website click here