"Velazquez spent most of his life painting portraits of the king of Spain and the royal family. Diego became a close friend of King Philip IV and was made a member of the royal court."
This biography introduces Diego Velazquez in a manner that is fun and interesting to young children. The author’s premise is that if children can think of artists as real people, then the world of art will open up to them.
Through his own illustrations and a clever story line, along with reproductions of the artists’ works, the author conveys a wealth of information about Velazquez, his time, and his art. Great for reading aloud and discussion. Paperback, 32 pages. Ages 4 and up.