A Portrait of Andy Warhol: A Portrait of Andy Warhol
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805087536, 40pp.
Publication Date: May 24, 2011
You might recognize him from his famous paintings of Campbell's soup cans and coke bottles. But do you know about the artist who created these images?
Any Warhol was often sick as a child but found comfort in reading comic books and most especially in drawing. From his early days in Pittsburgh in the 1930s to the height of his glory in the 1960s when he blurred the line between commercial art and fine art, this book chronicles an artist's remarkable path to becoming a renowned Pop Art icon.
About the Author
Bonnie Christensen (1951-2015) brought many aspects of American and world history into focus for young readers through such celebrated picture books as Elvis, Fabulous: A Portrait of Andy Warhol, a Bank Street College Best Book and a Booklist Top Ten Biography, the Scheider Family Book Award winner Django and Woodie Guthrie: Poet of the people, a Boston-Globe Horn Book Honor Book and a New York Times Notable Book. Her beloved books continue to captivate generations of new readers
Praise For Fabulous: A Portrait of Andy Warhol: A Portrait of Andy Warhol…
“The illustrations, collagework with oil painted over photo-transfer, have the soft smudginess of oil pastels and the sturdy vigor of charcoal, with haunting urban backgrounds…” —BCCB
“...Christensen's informal prose and heavily textured oil paintings, composed over photo collages, depict a man constantly absorbing everything around him and incorporating it into his art in a way that shocked and delighted the world.” —Publishers Weekly
“In addition to being a useful resource for biography reports, the story of Warhol's artistic triumphs despite his social difficulties will prove inspirational for young readers who feel as if they don't quite fit in.” —School Library Journal, STARRED review
“Though readers will need to consult the backmatter for the details of the more complex and tumultuous years from the mid-'60s to his death in 1987, they will find this a vital and exciting child-appropriate introduction to an American icon.” —Kirkus Reviews