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A History of Pictures for Children

by Martin Gayford, David Hockney

A History of Pictures for Children takes readers on a journey through art history, from early art drawn on cave walls to the images we make today on our computers and phone cameras. Based on the bestselling book for adults, this children’s edition of A History of Pictures is told through conversations between the artist David Hockney and the author Martin Gayford, who talk about art with inspiring simplicity and clarity. Rose Blake’s illustrations illuminate the narratives of both authors to bring the history of art alive for a young audience.


01 September, 2018

About Martin Gayford

Martin Gayford is a critic, writer and curator. Among his other books are A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney, The Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gauguin and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Arles and Constable in Love. In 2009 he was co-curator of the exhibition ‘Constable Portraits’ at the National Portrait Gallery, London. In the past he has been art critic of the Spectator andSunday Telegraph and is now chief art critic for Bloomberg News.  

About David Hockney

David Hockney is one of the world’s most popular artists. He lives in Los Angeles.


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