Art Appreciation/Lessons For Kids

Mona Lisa


Albert Bierstadt
The Rocky Mountains
Landers' Peak

George Henry Boughton
Pilgrims Going to Church

Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Children's Games

Mary Cassatt
The Boating Party

David Playing for Saul

Paul Cezanne
Apples and Oranges

Lucas Cranach the Younger
Conversion of Paul

John Steuart Curry
Tornado Over Kansas

Albrecht Durer
A Young Hare

Sir Anthony Van Dyck
Charles I of England

Jan Van Eyck
The Arnolfini Marriage

Juan de Flandes
Marriage Feast at Cana

The Reader

Blue Boy

Paul Gauguin

Vincent van Gogh
With Bandaged Ear

Francisco Goya
Manuel Osorio De Zuniga

Edward Hicks
Noah's Ark

Hans Holbein the Younger
Edward VI as a Child

Winslow Homer
Sailing the Catboat

Pieter de Hooch
The Courtyard
of a House in Delft

Edward Hopper
Light at Two Lights

Jaume Huguet
The Last Supper

Ito Jakuchu

Emanuel Leutze
Washington Crossing
the Delaware

Limbourg Bros.
Duke of Berry
on a Journey


Jean-Francois Millet
The Angelus

Claude Oscar Monet
Water Lilies
(The Clouds)

Grandma Moses
Beautiful World

Georgia O'Keeffe
Light Iris

St. George and the Dragon

Rembrandt van Rijn
The Syndics of the
Clothmakers' Guild

The Smoke Signal

A Girl With a Watering Can

Sir Joshua Reynolds
George Clive and His Family

Diego Rivera
The Flower Carrier

Norman Rockwell
The Golden Rule

Henri Rousseau
Woman Walking
in an Exotic Forest

Peter Paul Rubens
Self-Portrait With
Isabella Brant

Georges Seurat
La Grande Jatte

Portrait of a Man
in a Red Cap

Diego Velazquez
Las Meninas

Jan Vermeer
The Lacemaker

Leonardo De Vinci
Mona Lisa

James Abbot McNeill Whistler
Whistler's Mother

N.C. Wyeth
The Giant

Wang Yani

These studies of Famous Paintings
were written on an elementary level, but will be of interest to all ages.
They will help students become familiar with
and learn to appreciate the works of famous artists.

Teachers, for each lesson you will find a biography of the artist,
a study sheet, a worksheet, a greyscale print of the picture,
a jigsaw puzzle, a printable and online crossword puzzle, word search, and word scramble,
links for further research, and links to art lessons for many of the artists.

There are posters, books, and videos you can order.

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How to Use Famous Paintings for Tutoring

Famous Paintings Volume 1
Famous Paintings Volume 2

The public domain prints are taken from a
1913 Edition of Famous Paintings.

We have a new game "Who is the Artist?".

Note to teachers and parents

Teachers, you can find a list of the completed printable and online multiple-choice tests here.
These tests are computer graded and if you are registered your grades will be saved for you.
You can create multiple classes if you need more than one.)

In the interest of safe surfing for young people,
all outside resources on the art lessons above were checked by hand on 1/1/2012
If you find anything inappropriate please contact Mrs. Stevens at

Teachers and homeschool moms,
you can make games such as these for your students at

See more famous paintings at

My mother, Vera Griffin was also a well-known artist in West Texas.


Press "Go" to search for Famous Artists.

Google Art Project - Virtual Visits to Museums

Art Resources

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