ARTHIVUM | Artists’ Childhood

Artists’ Childhood

I always wondered what were as children of famous artists? What also became the beetle? I collected some photos of them. Enjoy 🙂

Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)

Van Gogh ca. 1866

Vincent Van Gogh about at age 13 ca. 1866


Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Still life with jug and bread, Pablo Picasso 1921

Pablo Picasso | Still life with jug and bread 1921
Oil on canvas 101 x 128 cm
Collection of Baron E. de Rothschild

Pablo Picasso 1886

Pablo Picasso at age 5 in 1886

Pablo Picasso with his sister Lola 1889

Pablo Picasso at age 8 with his sister Lola in 1889

Pablo Picasso_age-15_1896

Pablo Picasso at age 15 in 1896


Edvard Munch (1863-1944)

Edvard Munch (Norwegian, Løten 1863–1944 Ekely) Landscape, Kragero, 1912 Oil on canvas; 28 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. (72.4 x 100.3 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982 (1984.433.20) http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/483334

Edvard Munch | Landscape, Kragerø 1912
Oil on canvas 72.4 x 100.3 cm
Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Edvard Munch with his mother Laura Cathrine Munch in 1864

Edvard Munch at age 1 with his mother Laura Cathrine Munch in 1864

Edvard Munch 1865 Foto J. Lindegaard Munch Museum

Edvard Munch at age 2 in 1865 – Photo J. Lindegaard, Munch Museum

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Edvard Munch about at age 15


Paul Klee (1879-1940)

paul klee MET

Paul Klee | Hammamet with Its Mosque 1914
Watercolor and graphite on paper mounted on cardboard 23.8 × 22.2 cm
from The Berggruen Klee Collection, 1984
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Paul Klee and his sister Mathilda in 1884

Paul Klee at age 5 and his sister Mathilda in 1884

Klee Paul 1892

Klee Paul at age 13 in 1892


Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)

Frida Kahlo's 'Fruit of Life'. 1954. Oil on masonite

Frida Kahlo | Fruit of Life 1954
Oil on masonite 38 x 52 cm
Frida Kahlo Museum, Coyoacán, Mexico

Frida at age 4 1911

Frida at age 4 in 1911

Frida Kahlo at age 5 in 1912

Frida at age 5 in 1912

Frida Kahlo at age 6 in 1913

Frida at age 6 in 1913

Frida Kahlo, June 15, 1919. Portrait at 9 years old, taken by her father Guillermo Kahlo

Frida on June 15, 1919 – Portrait at 12 years old, photo by her Father Guillermo Kahlo


Egon Schiele (1890-1918)

Egon Schiele Sunset 1913 Leopold Museum Vienna

Egon Schiele | Sunset 1913
Leopold Museum, Vienna

Egon Schiele ca. 1906 at age 16

Egon Schiele ca. 1906 about at age 16


Jackson Pollock (1912–1956)

jackson-pollock untitled MET

Jackson Pollock | Untitled ca. 1948–1949
Dripped ink and enamel on paper 56.8 x 76.2 cm
Gift of Lee Krasner Pollock, 1982
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Paul Jackson Pollock 1928 - at age 16

Paul Jackson Pollock at age 16 in 1928


Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)

Alberto Giacometti with his siblings - left to right Ottilia, Bruno, Alberto, Diego - Stampa, 1910 - Alberto at age 9

Alberto Giacometti at age 9 with his siblings – left to right Ottilia, Bruno, Alberto, Diego – Stampa 1910 


Mark Rothko (1903-1970)

Orange, Red, Yellow, 1961 by Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko | Orange, Red, Yellow 1961

The Rothkowitz children - Albert is on the left, then Sonia, the man with mustache is unidentified, then Marcus and Morris. Probably taken before 1910

The Rothkowitz children – Albert is on the left, then Sonia, the man with mustache is unidentified, then Marcus (later MARK ROTHKO) and Morris – Photo probably taken before 1910


Salvador Dalí (1904–1989)

The Persistence of Memory

Salvador Dalí The Persistence of Memory 1931

Oil on canvas  24.1 x 33 cm – The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Salvador Dalí 1905 at age 1

Salvador Dalí at age 1 in 1905

Salvador Dalí 1911 at age 7

Salvador Dalí at age 7 in 1911

Salvador Dalí 6 years old with his parents, siblings, grandmother and aunt 1910

Salvador Dalí 6 years old with his parents, siblings, grandmother and aunt in 1910
Photo by Josep Picho


René Magritte (1898–1967)

Magritte_NGV Melbourne

René Magritte | In praise of dialectics (L’Éloge de la dialectique) 1937
oil on canvas 65.5 × 54.0 cm – National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

René Magritte with his mother Adeline Magritte ca. 1899

René Magritte with his mother Adeline Magritte ca. 1899

Paul, Raymond and René Magritte as children, ca. 1905

Paul, Raymond and René Magritte as children ca. 1905

Raymond ,Rene et Paul Magritte vers 1910

Brothers Raymond, René and Paul Magritte ca. 1910

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