The Art Stars series introduces kids to the story of art through fun illustrated biographies of influential artists paired with simple hands-on activities inspired by their work. For thousands of years, people have been making and enjoying art. From miniature paintings to monumental sculptures, art is a universal language to express beliefs and feelings. Over the course of history, art historians have tried to organize all the different styles and types of art into movements. You don’t need to know anything about art to enjoy it, but learning the fascinating stories of artists and art movements will help you enjoy it even more.
Stephanie Ho Poon is an art historian with a double masters from University of Cambridge and Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She is a cultural professional who is passionate about education and crafting. She consults for major art institutions and organizations around the world and sits on the Advisory Council of Design Trust, the Advisory Committee of MILL6’s Centre for Heritage, Arts, and Textiles, and serves as a Board Member of Ocean Park Corporation, chairing its Conservation & Education sub-committee. Modern Art for Kids is her debut children’s book. Like many mothers, she strives to find a balance between her career and her family, and this book is the representation of combining her two life passions. She lives with her husband and three children in Hong Kong, and regularly shares their crafting activities via instagram @littlecitytales.