For art and letter lovers: Artists’ Letters Leonardo da Vinci to David Hockney by Michael Bird

In my opinion, this is an absolutely wonderful book.  It will surely be loved by art aficionados and by those who are fascinated by reading letters that were once written on intimate terms.  The book is organized into subjects; a few examples include Family & Friends, Artist to Artist, Gifts & Greetings, Patrons & Supporters, Love (a favorite of mine), Professional Matters, Travel and Signing Off.

Readers can dip in and out of this book wherever their interests or fingers take them.  I enjoyed reading letters between Georgia O’Keefe and Alfred Stieglitz and those between Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel for example. In many instances, photographs of the letters are included.  There is also biographical and other information that places the letters in context.

I loved this book which I received from NetGalley in return for an honest review.  I may buy the hard copy just for the joy of it.

#ArtistsLetters #NetGalley

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