About the Artist (For Kids!)

Six strips of portrait illustrations of various artists

Have you ever looked at an artwork and wondered what the artist was thinking when they made it? Get to know the artists who made some of your favorite artworks with kid-friendly, interactive artist biographies, available entirely online. Find out who these artists are and what motivates them, look closely at featured artwork, and get creative with artist-inspired art projects and activities!

It is Hirshhorn Kids’ goal to inspire future generations of artists, makers​, and creative problem solvers; sharing artists’ stories is one way we realize this goal. About the Artist biographies are designed for kids under age 12, and enlightening for anyone interested in contemporary and modern art. By learning about the lives of artists, kids can discover how art is shaped by both personal experience and recent history, and ultimately understand their own potential, the world, and their place in it.


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