Draw Like an Artist: Pop Art

Patricia Geis. Princeton Architectural Press, $14.99 paper (64p) ISBN 978-1-61689-701-7
This smart follow-up to Draw Like an Artist: A Self-Portrait Sketchbook introduces the movers and shakers of the Pop Art movement. Biographical sketches of 18 artists are accompanied by reproductions of one of their works, which become jumping-off points for readers’ artistic explorations. Peter Blake’s cover design for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band serves as an invitation for readers to create album covers, and Jasper Johns’s flag imagery leads Geis to suggest that children “paint an ordinary, everyday object you’ve never given much thought to.” The international scope of artists Geis discusses broadens the scope of the movement beyond Warhol and 1960s New York City, and her well-conceived activities treat children’s artistic ambitions and potential with respect. Ages 10–13. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 12/04/2017
Release date: 02/01/2018
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