Vincent Van Gogh by Jan Greenberg
Portrait of an Artist

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   Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist was named a Robert F. Sibert Honor book by the ALA. This is the enthralling biography of the nineteenth-century Dutch painter known for pioneering new techniques and styles in masterpieces such as Starry Night and Vase with Sunflowers. The book cites detailed primary sources and includes a glossary of artists and terms, a biographical time line, notes, a bibliography, and locations of museums that display Van Gogh’s work. It also features a sixteen-page insert with family photographs and full-color reproductions of many of Van Gogh’s paintings. Vincent Van Gogh was named an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 6–8, Historical/Social Studies) in Appendix B.

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About Jan Greenberg

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Written by the unmistakable Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, two of America's most prominent writers about art and artists for young readers, "Christo and Jeanne-Claude" is an absolute inspiration. Jan Greenberg lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Sandra Jordan lives in New York, New York. Other art-related books by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan include "Action Jackson" (a Sibert Honor Book), as well as books on Van Gogh, Frank O. Gehry, Andy Warhol, and Chuck Close.
Published February 4, 2009 by Yearling. 144 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Arts & Photography.

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After a brief prologue about a key moment in his work, the biography follows van Gogh’s life chronologically (with the dates covered given as part of each chapter title), followed by a relevant quote from a letter.

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