Meet The Artist: Frank Bowling



ISBN: 9781849766302 Categories: ,

Zoé Whitley


Meet the Artist: Frank Bowling is packed with make-and-dos and inspiring activities for budding young artists. Experiment with paints and glue in ways you never imagined, make layered collages using recycling and design your own world using stencils and fantasy maps!

Bursting with inspiring activities, the revised and expanded Meet the Artist series of activity books introduces children to internationally renowned artists in a fun and engaging way.

Every book includes a brief introduction to the artist’s life followed by a series of activities that explore prominent themes and ideas in the artist’s body of work. Featuring beautiful reproductions of key artworks, and illustrated by a leading contemporary illustrator, every book in the Meet the Artist series encourages children to use art as an avenue for exploring ideas and expressing their own experiences through art-making.

Born in Guyana in 1936, Frank Bowling arrived in Britain in his late teens, going on to study painting at the the Royal College of Art in the same cohort as David Hockney and Derek Boshier. Bowling has led an extraordinarily colourful life spanning three continents, eight decades and countless canvases and is one of Britain’s most important painters. Enter into the vivid world of Frank Bowling and create your own inspiring art along the way!

Additional information

Weight 195 g
Dimensions 24.8 x 28 cm
Publisher name Tate Publishing
Publication date 1 August 2019
Number of pages 32
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Illustrated by Hélène Baum
Dimensions 24.8 x 28 cm
Weight 195 g


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Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Los Angeles, Zoé Whitley now calls London "home", where she lives with her husband and daughter. She is Curator, International Art at Tate Modern and a lifelong learner whose studies have so far taken her to Swarthmore (BA), the Royal College of Art (MA) and the University of Central Lancashire (PhD). Her favourite pastimes are talking and travelling, both usually art-related.