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03 April 2007

50 Artists You Should Know
Thomas Köster

Prestel, £12.99 (978-3-7913-3716-6)
Church Times Bookshop £11.70

Rubens painted his wife Helene With her Two Children in 1636. She was only 16 when he married her. This is one of the many illustrations in , which ranges from Giotto to David Hockney. Each gets a brief but lively biography, a thumbnail chronology of his (Frida Kahlo is the only woman) life, and reproductions of a couple of pictures.

William Hogarth is another of the artists included. This is his Shrimp Girl, painted c.1745

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