I Am an Artist


This book is not yet published, but will be available from June 2024.

ISBN: 9781644231210 Category:

Doro Globus


A follow-up book to the popular Making a Great Exhibition, I Am an Artist offers young readers exciting insights into the many ways artists work and the reasons they make art.

Geared to children ages 4 to 8, but with appeal for all ages, this colorful and playful book asks: Who are artists? Why do they make art? What materials do they use? What tools do they work with? What forms do their artworks take?

Structured as a tour of an artists’ studio complex, readers are introduced to street artists, ceramicists, conceptual artists, textile artists, photographers, glassblowers, and more! Each artist shares their working space and their techniques while explaining why they make art.

Blake and Globus’s first publication, Making a Great Exhibition, published in 2021, was acclaimed by The New York Times for “demystifying the art world and making it accessible to budding young artists,” and lauded by renowned author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers, who wrote, “If this book helps shed light to just one kid that [art] is a viable career option, then it has done its job, as art is indescribably important!”

Now Rose and Doro have teamed up for a second time to bring their experiences with and love for the often mysterious world of art to a young audience.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 22.9 x 27.3 cm
Publisher name David Zwirner Books
Publication date 4 June 2024
Number of pages 40
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Rose Blake
Dimensions 22.9 x 27.3 cm
Weight 300 g


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Doro Globus is a writer, editor, and publisher specializing in creative culture, with a focus on arts publishing. Her first book Making a Great Exhibition is a fun, inside look at the life of an artwork from studio to exhibition. A passionate advocate for sharing creativity, Doro has dedicated her career to telling stories of artists and writers. She is Associate Publisher of David Zwirner Books and has worked in arts publishing for over 17 years. She has written about artists and art historians including Dawn Ades, Michael Bracewell, Fred Wilson, and Bridget Riley.

Rose Blake is an illustrator and artist making drawings and pictures from a railway arch by a canal in London. Her book A History of Pictures for Children: From Cave Paintings to Computer Drawings (2018), written by David Hockney and Martin Gayford, won the New Horizons award at the 2019 Bologna Children's Book Fair. Her newest project, Meet the Artist: Andy Warhol, will be published alongside Warhol's retrospective at Tate Modern, London, in 2020. She won the D&AD New Blood award in 2009. She has worked with a wide range of clients including The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, BBC, Google, Soho House, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Transport for London, and Disney. She is currently illustrating her ninth children's book.