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Art and Artists

 Artists in Fiction

The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone (Michelangelo)

The Depths of Glory by Irving Stone (Pissarro)

Frida by by Barbara Mujica (Kahlo)

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier (Vermeer)

The Light Possessed by Alan Cheuse (O’Keeffe)

Lust for Life by Irving Stone (Van Gogh)

Modern Art by Evelyn Toynton (inspired by Pollock and Krasner)

The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham (inspired by Gauguin)

Fictional Art and Artists

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro

Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood

Chasing Cezanne by Peter Mayle

The Forger by Paul Watkins

Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

Handyman by Carolyn See

Modern Art by Evelyn Toynton

My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Recognitions by William Gaddis

Seek My Face by John Updike

Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Spending by Mary Gordon

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

The Underpainter by Jane Urquhart

Very Old Bones by William Kennedy

Violet Clay by Gail Godwin

What’s Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies

Genre Fictional Art and Artists

Bernini Bust by Iain Pears

Grave Talent by Laurie King

Loot by Aaron Elkins

Memory and Dream by Charles DeLint

Messenger of Truth by Maisie Dobbs

Old Scores by Aaron Elkins

Scavenger Reef by Lawrence Shames


All the Vermeers in New York


Edvard Munch


Girl with a Pearl Earring

Goya in Bordeaux



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