Learn about the artists behind all your favorite works—and the works they’ve inspired: Michelangelo had such repellant body odor that his assistants couldn’t stand working for him; Gustav Klimt allegedly fathered at least 40 illegitimate children; Pablo Picasso did jail time for ripping off several statues from the Louvre; Salvador Dali concocted a perfume from dung to attract the attention of future wife Gala Eluard; and Georgia O’Keeffe liked to paint in the nude. With outrageous anecdotes about everyone from Leonardo da Vinci (convicted sodomist) to Caravaggio (convicted murderer) to Edward Hopper (alleged wife beater), Secret Lives of Great Artists is an art history lesson you’ll never forget!


  • 288 pages
  • 5 x 8 inches
  • 2 colors
  • Paperback

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