Cezanne and the Apple Boy
(Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Oct. 1, 2009)
Paul Cezanne was one of the greatest of the French impressionist painters. This delightful book follows his son, also called Paul, as he travels to the mountains to spend a summer with his father. He discovers that his father, a very large man, paints the natural world with a passion that few can understand. But one day they meet an art dealer in a village who offers to try to sell some of the paintiings in Paris ... the rest is history. The reader gains a real insight into Cezanne the man through the eyes of a child - sometimes frightening, fastidious (he won't touch other people), warm-hearted, driven by a passion for his art. And it provides a vivid introduction to Cezanne's work, with reproductions of his most famous paintings incorporated in the illustrations. Previous titles in series: Camille and the Sunflowers (Van Gogh), Degas and the Little Dancer, Leonardo and the Flying Boy (da Vinci), Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail, The Magical Garden of Claude Monet and Matisse, King of Colour.