Jackson Pollock Splashed Paint and Wasn't Sorry

Phaidon

ABOUT THE BOOK

  • A pitch-perfect, fresh, quirky artist biography that will engage readers and lead to discussion and further interest
  • Unusual, striking black-and-white illustrations that stand out on shelves
  • The first in a series of unique biographies that relay the spirit and essence of the great contemporary artists of our time, which will serve schools, museums, and artsy families alike!
  • Offers four-color reproductions of the artist’s works and a summarizing biography in the back

Jackson Pollock was unlike any other painter. Instead of sitting in front of an easel with brushes, he poured paint over canvases rolled-out across the floor, moving, splashing, and making the vivid liquid run with energy and rhythm. Pollock’s story is told here with wit and eccentricity, perfectly paired with black-line illustrations – and splatters galore. Fausto Gilberti brings movement, life, and whimsy to the true life story of one of the most important contemporary artists of our time.

Created for Ages 4–7

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

Fausto Gilberti is a painter and illustrator based in Brescia, Italy. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, and has been part of more than a hundred solo and group exhibitions, both in Italy and abroad. He wrote this artist biography book to make contemporary art approachable and enjoyable for his two children.

Format: Hardback
Size: 215 x 215 mm (8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in)
Pages: 48 pp
Illustrations: 40 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714879086

$17.95