Art History Artist Biographies for Kids Set One

Art History Artist Biographies for Kids Set One
Art History Artist Biographies for Kids Set One
Art History Artist Biographies for Kids Set One
Art History Artist Biographies for Kids Set One
Art History Artist Biographies for Kids Set One
Art History Artist Biographies for Kids Set One
Art History Artist Biographies for Kids Set One
Art History Artist Biographies for Kids Set One
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Art meets informational text!

One-page artist biographies combine reading comprehension with art observation and help develop visual literacy. Each artist summary is accompanied by a student response worksheet with prompts for written and illustrated responses to informational text.

These mini-biographies are kid-friendly and designed to accompany art observation activities; a list of suggested art works to use with the biographies is included. They can also be used alone.

Artist Biographies Set One includes biographies for the following artists:
Marc Chagall
Frida Kahlo
Wassily Kandinsky
Henri Matisse
Pablo Picasso
Norman Rockwell

Each biography is a short summary of the artist’s life, including information about his or her art style. The student worksheets ask students to draw and write responses to open-ended prompts that are text-dependent and require factual, personal opinion, and inferential responses.

Use these for shared reading with younger students, ELL students, and other students with special needs; most older students will be able to read them independently. The response sheets are open-ended enough to be appropriate for a range of elementary grade levels.

See Artist Biographies Set Two for more artist biographies:
Alexander Calder • Leonardo da Vinci • Keith Haring
Piet Modrian • Georgia O’Keeffe • Wayne Thiebaud

********** PLEASE NOTE *********
This product includes pages from my free resource,
Looking at Art with Kids - Integrating Art Across the Curriculum, which is also included in Artist Biographies Set Two.


Five of the artist biographies in this collection are also available in the following artist-inspired art lessons and bundles, as follows:

Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinsky, and Henri Matisse are all bundled in Abstract Art for Kids - Inspired by Chagall, Kandinsky, and Matisse, which includes these lessons:
Chagall-Inspired Surrealistic Drawing
Kandinsky-Inspired Abstract Drawing
Matisse-Inspired Geometric/Organic Collage Art Lesson

Frida Kahlo is included in Decorative Skull Masks, which is bundled in Three Spooktacular Art Lessons for Halloween.

Pablo Picasso is included in Picasso-Inspired Abstract Faces, which is bundled in Fun With Abstract Faces.

Related “draw and write” resources:
Draw & Write Literature Response Templates - Integrating Reading, Writing, and Art.
Draw & Write Non-Fiction Response Templates.

More art-making ideas and suggestions:

Integrating Art Across the Curriculum Sampler Bundle - a collection of five integrated Art lessons
Art Task Cards -- for early finishers or art centers

Need art lessons to last an entire school year?
Save money with my Art All Year MegaBundle!


I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have a Multiple Subjects credential, a Single Subject credential for Art and English, LDS/ESL certification, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Mathematics focus, and Montessori certification. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids and Share2Learn lessons and resources are designed to foster student creativity, choice, and independence, and to encourage authentic art-making. Consideration is given to developmental appropriateness, differentiation possibilities, and teacher individuality. For this reason, directions are general, expectations are open-ended, and clip art on student pages is kept to a minimum.

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