Great American Artists for Kids
|NOTE: The links suggested in this list offer websites reviewed by the authors all safe and appropriate for young artists. From these sites, you can visit websites of the great museums and galleries from all over the world. However, websites change daily, and each site cannot be checked every day. We need your help.
First, websites should be explored with parents or a supervising adult always. An adult should preview the website before jumping in with kids. Being on the Internet is like visiting an unexplored planet exciting and informative but adults should hold children’s hands for safety and guidance. If you find material on a website in these lists with inappropriate or questionable content for kids, please email the authors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Concerns will be addressed immediately. In addition, if you find a great website, we’d love to know so we can post it on our website for others to visit.
Though “image search” (Google www.google.com and Yahoo www.yahoo.com) is a great way in general to quickly see art of great American artists, be aware that unexpected images can pop up, some inappropriate for young viewers. Adults should always preview searches before children are included in the search activity.
Most of the artists in this book can be found at en.wikipedia.org with excellent images, information, and links to additional resources. Wikipedia is great starting point for Internet research about artists and their works. “Facts” on Wikipedia are not checked by official editors or experts. The Wikipedia website is written by everyone who wishes to add a fact or offer a link about a subject. Anyone can add to the pages, and anyone can put up a “flag” to question information found on a page. For the most part, this constant public review creates a rich and truthful body of knowledge. Let Wikipedia be one of the Internet research resources about great American artists, in addition to artists' official websites and the websites of art museums and galleries.
From Chapter 1 - Early American Art
|14-15||John S. Copley||1738-1815||Narrative Drama||Realist, Narrative|
|16||Thomas Jefferson||1743-1826||Clay Keystone Arch||Architect, Classical|
|17||Gilbert Stuart||1755-1828||Painted Crackle Crayon||Realists, Portrait|
|18-19||Edward Hicks||1780-1849||Peaceable Collage||Primitive|
|20-21||John James Audubon||1785-1851||Draw Bugs 'n Critters||Realist, Naturalist|
|22-23||Frederic Remington||1861-1909||Face Casting||Realist clay/dough|
|24-25||Mary Cassatt||1844-1926||Monoprint Back-Draw||Impressionist, Printmaker|
|26||Harriet Powers||1837-1910||Felt Appliqué||Primitive, Quilter|
|27||Nathanael Currier||1813-1888||Assembly Line Coloring||Illustrator, Printmaker|
|27||James Ives||1824-1895||Assembly Line Coloring||Illustrator, Printmaker|
|28-29||Louis Comfort Tiffany||1848-1933||Bright Light Window||Glass Artist|
|30||James McNeill Whistler||1834-1903||Side-View Portrait||Realist|
|31||John Singer Sargent||1856-1925||Great Reproduction||Realist|
|32||William Sidney Mount||1807-1868||Real Painting||Realist|
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