Eric Carle (1929–2021) was one of the best-known illustrators of our time. The creator of more than 70 picture books, he combined winsome stories and exuberant collages that appeal to young readers and adults alike.
Based on Wassily Kandinsky’s “Concentric Circles” tempera on canvas
Alexander Calder was an American sculptor known as the originator of the mobile, a type of moving sculpture made with delicately balanced or suspended shapes that move in response to touch or air currents.
Alma Woodsey Thomas was the first Black woman to have a show at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She was also the first Black woman to have work acquired by the White House. Her life was distinctive in other ways, too. As an artist and world traveler who never married or had children, she circumvented society’s expectations for Black women born in the 19th century.
Based on “Dots” tempera and acrylic on canvas using various mediums for brushes
Born in Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan, on March 22nd, 1929, Yayoi Kusama is one of the most well-known contemporary Japanese artists around the world today. Kusama’s art spans many mediums, including painting, performance, film, fashion, poetry, and fiction, but she mainly works in sculpture and installation.
Jean Michel Basquiat
Based on “Cabeza” watercolor and oil pastels on canvas
Kehinde Wiley (born February 28, 1977) is a portrait painter based in New York City. He is known for his realistic portraits of contemporary Black subjects that heavily reference paintings by the “Old Masters.”
Faith Ringgold .
Based on “The Men” Vintage Postage stamps on canvas