World's Greatest Artists

by Walter J. Schenck, Jr. & Illustrated by W. J. Schenck



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/31/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781462007349
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781462007356

About the Book

I have long loved the symphonic overtures of a brush against canvas. Th e whimsical strokes, the powerful rushes, the soft, immaculate renderings all attract me to a plain of gratitude and memories and wishful fantasies.

To confess, I also wrote this collection of essays as an exercise in intellectual enrichment concerning one of my favorite subjects: great artists. I have traveled throughout the world and visited some of the most fabulous museums imaginable so I may gleam a small portion of the lives of the artists whom I selected for this brief book.

I selected two great pictures for each artists: ie The Straw Hat for Rubens; Fishing Boat on the Beach for Van Gogh; Symphony in White #3 for Whistler; Tobit and Anna for Rembrandt, etc. With each artist I delved into their lives with a specific and original interpretation of why they drew as they did. I also present a brief analysis of the paintings. It would take a reader a lot of research to accumulate what I present in so brief a space.

This children’s book may serve to delight the young reader to learn more of the lives of the artists who had gained fame. The etchings are replicated so the child may draw within – and yes, even outside – the lines to experience the wonder of reds and greens and blues on an imaginary canvas.

About the Author

In addition to this book, Walter Schenck has written eleven other books. A detailed study on the Synoptic gospels as well as a two part book on the Vietnam War, and an extensive, dramatically detailed novel about the life of Jesus - as well as all the characters revolving around Jesus’ life him. Shiloh, Unveiled is a vast epic. After reading this 2-part work the reader will walk away with the greatest understanding they can ever attain about the Bible without having to be preached to or sermonize. It is a novel, with themes, plots, counteractions, sub-plots, and majestically drawn characters. It does not take a back step to anyone. Walter has also written a small handbook on the Parables of Jesus with 37 illustrations. He holds certifications in CCNA, MCSE, MCT, MCDBA, ENP, & A+ which led him to write his CCNA book. In Vietnam he was awarded the Bronze Star as well as the Army Commendation Medal. Here are a few comments on The Birdcatcher book: Prof Wilson wrote: “His work is outstanding...He truly succeeds in making one want to know why and what next. He has a power of psychological involvement which is exceptional.” Prof Carkeet wrote: “A breathtakingly good story -- a strong, violent, moving tale set in Vietnam...high quality in style and intellectual intrigue with a visionary streak.” This comment is on Shiloh, Unveiled: “Your work is often of astonishing brilliance...some of the most powerful writing I’ve ever seen in a writer...I would expect you to become a writer of serious note...I am deeply impressed by your book.” And another: “Powerful writing...excellent action writing...amazing talent.”