ERIC Number: ED422217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Biography Today. Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers. Artists Series. Vol. 1, 1996.
Harris, Laurie Lanzen, Ed.; Abbey, Cherie D., Ed.
This issue of "Biography Today" features 18 short biographies about artists in a format young readers can enjoy and understand. Each entry provides at least one picture of the individual profiled, and bold-faced rubrics lead the reader to information on birth, youth, early memories, education, first jobs, marriage and family, career highlights, memorable experiences, hobbies, and honors and awards. Entries also provide information on further reading for readers. Obituary entries also are included to provide a perspective on an individual's entire career. Among the artists featured are: Ansel Adams (obituary), Romare Bearden (obituary), Margaret Bourke-White, Alexander Calder (obituary), Marc Chagall (obituary), Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Jacob Lawrence, Henry Moore (obituary), Grandma Moses (obituary), Louise Nevelson (obituary), Georgia O'Keeffe (obituary), Gordon Parks, I. M. Pei, Diego Rivera (obituary), Norman Rockwell (obituary), Andy Warhol (obituary), and Frank Lloyd Wright (obituary). (RJC)
Descriptors: Art Education, Biographies, Childrens Literature, Current Events, Elementary Secondary Education, Inventions, Popular Culture, Profiles, Recreational Reading, Researchers, Role Models, Scholarship, Scientists, Student Interests, Supplementary Reading Materials
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