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  • Published: 18 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760896317
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $24.99

Women Artists A to Z


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These women revolutionised the arts . . . one brush stroke, photograph, and quilt stitch at a time!

From household names like Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keeffe, to French-born Australian artist Mirka Mora, to underrepresented creators such as Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Xenobia Bailey, this empowering alphabet picture book features a variety of genres - painting, drawing, sculpture, and more. Each lushly illustrated spread summarises the artist's work in one word, such as 'D is for Dots' (Yayoi Kusama) and 'N is for Nature' (Maya Lin), and gives the
essential information to know about the creator. Biographies, discussion questions, and art-making prompts at the back of the book provide even more fascinating details for readers who want to delve in further.

Whether you're an art aficionado or finger-painting virtuoso, this vibrant collection of diverse women artists is perfect for you.

Artists featured: Mirka Mora, Betye Saar, Helen Frankenthaler, Yayoi Kusama, Kay Sage, Georgia O'Keeffe, Agnes Martin, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Elizabeth Catlett, Judith Leyster, Leonora Carrington, Carmen Herrera, Edmonia Lewis, Maya Lin, Hilma af Klint, Maria Martinez, Gee's Bend quilters, Frida Kahlo, Louise Bourgeois, Loïs Mailou Jones, Alice Neel, Helen Zughaib, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Dorothea Lange, Xenobia Bailey, and Maria Sibylla Merian.

  • Pub date: 18 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760896317
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Authors

Melanie LaBarge

Melanie LaBarge holds a BA in women's studies and an MA in women's, gender, and sexuality studies. She has facilitated courses in Gender and Art, Art History, and Global Feminisms and Literature. She is mum to Julian, age six. Women Artists A to Z is her first children's book.

Caroline Corrigan

Caroline Corrigan holds a BFA in studio art and is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator living and working in upstate New York. She is the co-founder of several upstate institutions, including the Half Moon Market, a weekend marketplace event in Albany, New York. She is mum to Graham, age one. Women Artists A to Z is her first children's book.


Praise for Women Artists A to Z

“In this alphabetical introduction to women artists from around the world, each letter does not stand for the name of the artist but, more creatively, for an artist’s typical subject matter, medium, or technique . . . This picture book is a worthy purchase for its diversity, from the artists themselves to their inspirations, media, and messages.”

Angela Leeper, Booklist

“Each artist and her or their work is introduced on a double-page spread that features succinct descriptions conveying much admiring, easily comprehensible information . . . A solid introduction to fascinating artists, some familiar, others less so.”

Kirkus Reviews

“This adorable book by Melaine LaBarge, with illustrations by Caroline Corrigan, covers some of the most gifted female artists and their signature styles, and makes a great bedtime story for aspiring artists.”

Inside Out Magazine

“This picture book gets two huge thumbs up! It’s an A–Z book which highlights amazing female artists like Mirka Mora, Frida Kahlo and Yayoi Kusama. Take a read and learn lots! We also love the beautiful illustrations.”

Little Angel Magazine

“It may be an ‘ABC’ book but truly it is far more than that and lends itself easily to art classes for all from very young to senior readers. Highly recommended for inclusion in your collection and very much to be shared with your art faculty.”

Sue Warren, Just So Stories

“These women revolutionised the arts . . . one brush stroke, photograph, and quilt stitch at a time! A wonderful A to Z picture book that will hook little readers into the revolutionary world of art . . . I cannot wait to share this one on my classroom bookshelf!”

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