Lives of the Great Modern Artists

Edward Lucie-Smith


105 artists are presented in lively short biographies, and each entry is illustrated with important works, self-portraits, and photographs. Clearly grouped according to style and era are modern and contemporary art’s pioneers, from Picasso and Duchamp to Louise Bourgeois and Jean-Michel Basquiat. New entries on rising stars such as Marlene Dumas and Zhang Xiaogang bring the book into the twenty-first century.


Edward Lucie-Smith


Edward Lucie-Smith is well-known as a poet, novelist, biographer, broadcaster, and critic, and he is the author of numerous books, among them The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms, Furniture: A Concise History, Movements in Art Since 1945, Symbolist Art, and Sexuality in Western Art (all in the World of Art series).