Louise Bourgeois Made Giant Spiders and Wasn’t SorryFausto Gilberti

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A clever, quirky picture-book biography of one of the most important figures of modern and contemporary art

Louise Bourgeois was a world-famous artist who told stories of her life through her art until she was 98 years old. She drew, wove, and sculpted pieces inspired by her experiences, often using everyday objects that reminded her of her family and her past.

Her famous giant spiders fascinate – and sometimes terrify – art-lovers to this day, but the truth behind the inspiration for these towering sculptors is not as scary as it may seem. This is an inspiring story about a young girl who became the first female sculptor to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York – a unique picture-book celebration for children of one of the most important modern and contemporary woman artists of our time.

Ages 4 - 7


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 215 × 215 mm (8 1/2 × 8 1/2 in)
  • Pages: 48 pp
  • Illustrations: 0 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838666248

Fausto Gilberti is a painter and illustrator based in Brescia, Italy. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, and has been part of more than a hundred solo and group exhibitions, both in Italy and abroad. He writes the books in this artist biography series to make contemporary art approachable and enjoyable for his two children.

‘A valuable introduction to a lesser-covered artist.’ – Booklist

‘The illustrations…are fabulous in their simplicity.’ – Youth Services Book Review

‘Spare black-and-white illustrations feature occasional bursts of pink in this true story about a wide-eyed farm girl who became a world-renowned artist.’ – Foreword Reviews