Yves Klein Painted Everything Blue and Wasn’t Sorry



A clever, quirky read-aloud biography of a leading modern artist, for kids

  • A unique celebration of one of the twentieth century's best-known painters - one of the key forerunners of minimalism and Pop art
  • The second in a series of biographies that relay the spirit and essence of the great modern and contemporary artists of our time in a voice and style pitch-perfect for young readers
  • Unusual, striking illustrations bring Klein and his signature blue to life as never before
  • Includes a four-color reproduction of the artist's work and a summarizing biography in the back

Artist Yves Klein always thought about how he could surprise his audience. One day, he decided that he would only paint in one color - blue. He painted canvases, globes, branches, gallery floors, and even covered people in blue paint. Klein's story is told here with wit and eccentricity, perfectly paired with black-line illustrations and blue splashes galore. Fausto Gilberti brings movement, life, and whimsy to the true life story of one of the most important modern French artists of our time.

Created for ages 1-4 years


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 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: 48 illustrations
ISBN: 9781838660147