Welcome to Artists and Their Art: Sharing Visual Stories ™. As some of you may know, I’ve recently made the transition from full-time teaching at Concordia University Chicago to retirement. This transition shifted the posting of my art history lessons from the Concordia University Chicago website to my professional site. What once was offered as a free art history resource now comes, unfortunately, with a small fee to the consumer. The fee will offset necessary costs on my end (web designer, website maintenance, updating lessons, and the development of new art education/art history resources). Delivering quality art history lessons to children is important. I’m grateful to partner with you in this efforts.

Artists and Their Art: Sharing Visual Stories ™ is an art history resource to promote visual literacy through art. Recognizing visual cues in a work of art as well as being aware of the times and conditions in which an artist lived enables students to better interpret its imagery, draw conclusions about its effectiveness, and speak critically about the art.

Art education research indicates students gain a richer art experience and improved visual comprehension when the following four disciplines are included in the art experience: art history (the study of past artists), art aesthetics (response to art), art criticism (discussion of art using art vocabulary), and art production (hands-on making of art). Artists and Their Art: Sharing Visual Stories™ focuses on art history by providing a biographical sketch of the artist, an image of one of the artist’s specific works and details about that work. It also provides discussion questions and ideas for hands-on exploration. Artists and Their Art: Sharing Visual Stories™ is a downloadable resource with ten lessons per grade level.


1st Grade

  1. Paul Cezannne

  2. Edward Hicks

  3. Norman Rockwell

  4. Pieter Brueghel

  5. Sir Joshua Reynolds

  6. Daniel French

  7. Albrecht Durer

  8. Mary Cassett

  9. Winslow Homer

  10. John Constable

5th Grade

  1. George Bingham

  2. Frederic Church

  3. Edward Curtis

  4. Emanuel Leutze

  5. Paul Revere

  6. Robert Duncanson

  7. Henrietta Johnston

  8. Thomas Moran

  9. Martin Heade

  10. John Trumbull

2nd Grade

  1. Anne Whitney

  2. Henri Rousseau

  3. George Catlin

  4. John Singleton

  5. Henry Tanner

  6. Gustave Courbet

  7. Jean Millet

  8. Vincent Van Gogh

  9. Claude Monet

  10. Maria Sibylla

6th Grade

  1. James McNeil Whistler

  2. Tom Thomson

  3. Caravaggio

  4. Camille Pissarro

  5. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

  6. Kathe Kollwitz

  7. Rembrandt van Rijn

  8. Edvard Munch

  9. Katsushika Hokusai

  10. Johannes Vermeer

4th Grade

  1. John Audubon

  2. William Morris

  3. Edwin Landseer

  4. Edmonia Lewis

  5. Berta Hummel

  6. Rosa Bonheur

  7. Edgar Degas

  8. Leonardo da Vinci

  9. Pierre-Auguste Renoir

  10. Georges Seurat

3rd Grade

  1. John Curry

  2. Wassily Kandinsky

  3. John Millais

  4. Raphael Sanzio

  5. Gilbert Stuart

  6. Eastman Johnson

  7. Jessie Smith

  8. Frederick Remington

  9. Julia Cameron

  10. Thomas Sully

8th Grade

  1. Berthe Morisot

  2. Édouard Manet

  3. Jan van Eyck

  4. Cecilia Beaux

  5. Susanne Valadon

  6. Maurice Utrillo

  7. George Bellows

  8. Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi

  9. Francis A. Silva

  10. Adélaïde Labille-Guiard

7th Grade

  1. Casper David Friedrich

  2. Gustave Caillebotte

  3. Anne Vallayer-Coster

  4. Michelangelo

  5. Hendrick Avercamp

  6. Henri Fantin-Latour

  7. William Turner

  8. George Inness

  9. Paul Gauguin

  10. Francois August Rene Rodin