No, this isn’t about how to turn your students into artists in just one minute, but rather how to get one minute’s worth of information about an already well-known artist! Sometimes all you need is a quick summary of an artist’s life and work, yet when you search the internet you can easily end up with more details than you would ever need for your students. Sifting through all that text to pull out the most important facts can take more time than you’ve got!
Fortunately, About.com/Art History/Artists A-Z has already done that for you! Here you will find an index of famous names from the world of art, arranged alphabetically by last name. Each artist bio contains key facts about that artist, an example of his/her work, and links to further resources. These profiles will give you the basic information you need to provide a general overview of the artist’s life, work and importance. Then, if you still need more in-depth information, google away!!