The Artist’s Mother

The Artist’s Mother
Judith Thurman
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  • Hardback
29 Oct 2009
  • Art, Design & Photography
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Every genuis has a mother, and often a mother is an inspiration for genuis. Over the last six hundred years, artists have found ways to work their mothers into their most famous paintings. The Artist's Mother is a collection of paintings by famous artists of their moms.

This beautiful full-colour book offers masterpieces from some of the greatest painters in history, including Rembrandt van Rijn, Mary Cassat, James McNeill Whistler, Vincent van Gogh, Archibald Motley, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Arshile Gorsky, Andy Warhol and many others. The portraits are accompanied by the touching, surprising, and timeless stories about each artist's relationship with his or her mother, and how each painting came to be. With an introduction by National Book Award winner Judith Thurman, The Artist’s Mother is a true celebration of the mother-child bond and of the many ways in which mothers make the world a more beautiful place.

Judith Thurman

About Judith Thurman

Judith Thurman is a writer for The New Yorker as well as an author of books on fashion, literature and culture. She won the National Book Award for Non-Fiction in 1983 for Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller. She is also the winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Biography, and the Salon Book Award for biography for Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette (1999). She lives in New York.