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Fowler Families: Women Artists A to Z

by Melanie LaBarge; illustrated by Caroline Corrigan

From Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keeffe, to Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Xenobia Bailey, this lushly illustrated alphabet book presents both famous and less well-known women in the fine arts spanning a variety of genres: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and more. Each spread features a simple line of text encapsulating the creator’s iconic work in one word, such as “D is for Dots” (Yayoi Kusama) or “S is for Spider” (Louise Bourgeois), followed by slightly longer text about the artist for older readers who would like to know more. Back matter includes extended biographies and discussion questions for budding creatives and trailblazers.

Artists featured are: Mirka Mora, Betye Saar, Helen Frankenthaler, Yayoi Kusama, Kay Sage, Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Martin, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Elizabeth Catlett, Judith Leyster, Leonora Carrington, Carmen Herrera, Edmonia Lewis, Maya Lin, Hilma af Klint, Maria Martinez, Gee’s Bend quilters, Frida Kahlo, Louise Bourgeois, Loïs Mailou Jones, Alice Neel, Helen Zughaib, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Dorothea Lange, Xenobia Bailey, and Maria Sibylla Merian.

Women Artists A to Z
Written by Melanie LaBarge; illustrated by Caroline Corrigan
Published 2020 by Dial Books
64 pages
ISBN: 0593108728
Reading age: 3–7 years
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