Some of the best-known biographies of painters are "Matisse the Master: Conquest of Color, 1909-1954;" "Renoir, My Father;" "Warhol: The Biography: 75th Anniversary Edition;" and "Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo." "Dear Theo," a collection of letters between Vincent Van Gogh and brother Theo, is also a highly regarded autobiography.
"Matisse the Master" documents a life lived with agonizing self-doubt while the great Matisse created enduring works that continue to attract flocks of people to museums around the world.
"Renoir, My Father," by acclaimed film director Jean Renoir, tells the story of his father, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, one of the great Impressionist painters. Besides being a superlative biography, it is also a touching father and son story.
"Warhol" chronicles the life of Pop Art icon Andy Warhol. Notorious for his repetitious prints of soup cans, dollar bills and Marilyn Monroe, Warhol was also a pioneer of the underground film movement in New York City.
"Frida" charts the turbulent, passionate, and eventful life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, from her childhood during the Mexican Revolution to her love affairs with Diego Rivera and Leon Trotsky.
Vincent Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo almost every night of his life, and these letters are preserved in "Dear Theo." Van Gogh pours out his soul and views on the meaning of painting.