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Hilarious childhood biographies and full-color illustrations reveal how Leonardo da Vinci, Beatrix Potter, Keith Haring, and other great artists in history coped with regular kid problems.


Every great artist started out as a kid. Forget the awards, the sold-out museum exhibitions, and the timeless masterpieces. When the world’s most celebrated artists were growing up, they had regular-kid problems just like you. Jackson Pollock’s family moved constantly—he lived in eight different cities before he was sixteen years old. Georgia O’Keeffe lived in the shadow of her “perfect” older brother Francis. And Jean-Michel Basquiat triumphed over poverty to become one of the world’s most influential artists. Kid Artists tells their stories and more with full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page. Other subjects include Claude MonetJacob LawrenceLeonardo da VinciVincent van GoghPablo PicassoFrida KahloBeatrix PotterYoko OnoDr. SeussEmily CarrKeith HaringCharles Schulz, and Louise Nevelson.


Author David Stabler and illustrator Doogie Horner have created many books. Their previous collaborations areKid Presidents (Quirk, 2014) and Kid Athletes (Quirk, 2015). Both live in New York City.

  • Product Details

  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781594748967
  • e-Book ISBN: 9781594748998
  • Book Dimensions: 
    5-1/2 x 8
  • Page Count: 
  • Release Date: 
    August 9, 2016

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