I Know an Artist: The inspiring connections between the world's greatest artists

I Know an Artist: The inspiring connections between the world's greatest artists

I Know an Artist is a collection of 84 illustrated portraits that reveal the fascinating connections between the world's most famous artists. Whether through teaching, as in the case of Paul Klee and Anni Albers; a mutual muse, as seen in the flowers of Georgia O’Keeffe and Takashi Murakami; or an inspirational romantic coupling like that of Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock...

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Title:I Know an Artist: The inspiring connections between the world's greatest artists
Author:Susie Hodge
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  • Ashley

    Beautifully illustrated book that is more diverse than most. Highly recommend for gifting or gracing a coffee table. Artist history blurbs are easily digestible and fun to read.

  • April Gray

    A very interesting and entertaining book. It introduced me to so many artists, some I'd heard of, some whose names I didn't know but recognized their work, and some I was previously unaware of. Each artist has a short bio and overview of their career, and a link to the next artist covered. The illustrations in the book are cool, but be prepared to do a lot of googling, as there are no photos of the artists or their work. At first this kind of bothered me, but to be honest, I would've been googli

    A very interesting and entertaining book. It introduced me to so many artists, some I'd heard of, some whose names I didn't know but recognized their work, and some I was previously unaware of. Each artist has a short bio and overview of their career, and a link to the next artist covered. The illustrations in the book are cool, but be prepared to do a lot of googling, as there are no photos of the artists or their work. At first this kind of bothered me, but to be honest, I would've been googling like mad anyway, so I got over that quickly. A great book for any artist and/or art lover.

    #IknowAnArtist #NetGalley

  • Tam Wallace

    Very interesting read on how history's (and those currently alive) artists are all connected in some way, either they had met or had influenced each other. I recommend to those who have an interest in artist biographies.

  • Janet

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.

    I Know an Artist is a collection of 84 illustrated portraits that reveal the fascinating connections between the world's most famous artists. Whether through teaching, as in the case of Paul Klee and Anni Albers; a mutual muse, as seen in the flowers of Georgia O

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.

    I Know an Artist is a collection of 84 illustrated portraits that reveal the fascinating connections between the world's most famous artists. Whether through teaching, as in the case of Paul Klee and Anni Albers; a mutual muse, as seen in the flowers of Georgia O’Keeffe and Takashi Murakami; or an inspirational romantic coupling like that of Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock.

    In telling the stories of these creatives lives and achievements – each extraordinary and oftentimes ground-breaking – Susie Hodge exposes the fascinating web of connections that have fostered some of the world’s art masterpieces. Some connections are well-known, whereas others span both time and place, linking pioneers in arts in fascinating and unexpected ways.

    Illustrated in colourful tribute to each artists’ unique style, I Know An Artist is an illuminating and celebratory account of some of the art world’s most compelling visionaries.

    This was a fascinating book filled with so many facts: I am a trivia lover and I learned so much. I had zero ideas that these artists were connected in the way that they are. Each artist was introduced and illustrated in their style of art and this would be a perfect gift for an art lover or an artist like me.

    However, the book was hard to really evaluate as the .pdf copy was almost impossible to read as each page took up three screens. that contained 1/3 of the page. So I am not sure how the pages look as a whole - so I knocked a star (palette?) off of my review because it was frustrating.

    As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by Millenials on Instagram and Twitter) so let's give it 🎨🎨🎨🎨

  • Devann

    Featuring over 80 artists and coming in at just under 200 pages, this book is definitely more of an introduction than a comprehensive look at any particular artist or style. The book starts with a random artist and then randomly leap-frogs around based on who that artist knew, exhibited with, or was inspired by. It's definitely not a format that lends itself to deep study or even long term retention of knowledge, but it has a lot of fun facts and

    Featuring over 80 artists and coming in at just under 200 pages, this book is definitely more of an introduction than a comprehensive look at any particular artist or style. The book starts with a random artist and then randomly leap-frogs around based on who that artist knew, exhibited with, or was inspired by. It's definitely not a format that lends itself to deep study or even long term retention of knowledge, but it has a lot of fun facts and talked about a lot of artists I had never heard of before so I did find it very enjoyable overall. It's definitely more of a coffee table book than anything else, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.

    One thing I really loved about this in particular is that it included a lot of female artists. I think that literally about half of all artists featured were women, which is definitely something you have to make an intentional effort to do in a profession that was so long dominated by men. I think it helps that most artists featured are from the mid 1800s to today, but it was still nice to see and I also appreciated that it often talked about their struggles finding people to teach them or places that would display their work etc.

  • joyce w. laudon

    I loved the concept of this book and eagerly read through the list of artists who are subjects of this volume. However, despite repeated attempts, the book would not fully download. Such a shame as it looked wonderful!

  • Emilee (emileereadsbooks)

    This would make the perfect coffee table book for even the most casual art lover. The short descriptions of each artist packed with information paired with delightful illustrations make this a fun stop and go read.

    My sister has an art degree and has tried to school me in art knowledge for years. I now have a bit more foundation to fit her outpouring facts upon.

    Thank you to NetGalley and White Lion Publishing for a free digital copy in exchange for my honest review.

  • Cathy Geha

    I Know an Artist

    written by Susie Hodge

    illustrated b y Sarah Papworth

    Over 80 artists are showcased in this informative book about artists and their connections with one another. Have you ever wondered if two artists might have known or influenced one another? This book has some of that information as well as a bit about the artists and the type of artwork they produced. There were a number of new-to-me artists from all over the world. There were artists from the past and more current ones as wel

    I Know an Artist

    written by Susie Hodge

    illustrated b y Sarah Papworth

    Over 80 artists are showcased in this informative book about artists and their connections with one another. Have you ever wondered if two artists might have known or influenced one another? This book has some of that information as well as a bit about the artists and the type of artwork they produced. There were a number of new-to-me artists from all over the world. There were artists from the past and more current ones as well. The illustrations are interesting and simply reflect the artists’ work. I did feel at times that I would have liked to have a reference nearby that had the artists true portraits or at least a few of their works of art to look at.

    Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group-While Lion for the ARC – This is my honest review.

    3-4 Stars

  • Martina

    Here 84 artists are showcased in order to reveal fascinating connections between them.

    Thanks to this book I had the chance to read about my favourite artists and discovering new ones. And this was something I really appreciated.

    One thing I did not like very much was that at times there weren't the artists' true portraits or some of their works to look at.

    Despite that, I think that if you are an ar

    Here 84 artists are showcased in order to reveal fascinating connections between them.

    Thanks to this book I had the chance to read about my favourite artists and discovering new ones. And this was something I really appreciated.

    One thing I did not like very much was that at times there weren't the artists' true portraits or some of their works to look at.

    Despite that, I think that if you are an art lover this book could open your eyes and make you discover new things.

  • Theediscerning

    Think of this as a book of maps of the art world without any maps, or the Venn diagrams of connections and overlaps between painters without any Venns. We start with Monet, and basically riff off from there, elaborating on each and every artist the script causes us to encounter. It's definitely a most varied and an educational volume, even if it talks of styles without defining them and artworks without reproducing them. But I don't really think it fully works – with so many bite-sized biographi

    Think of this as a book of maps of the art world without any maps, or the Venn diagrams of connections and overlaps between painters without any Venns. We start with Monet, and basically riff off from there, elaborating on each and every artist the script causes us to encounter. It's definitely a most varied and an educational volume, even if it talks of styles without defining them and artworks without reproducing them. But I don't really think it fully works – with so many bite-sized biographies to absorb it reads like a toilet book for dipping into in three minute bursts, but that kind of diminishes the exploration of all the links between the subjects for anyone without a photographic memory.

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