This page contains affiliate links and I may be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Also, as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases through them as well.

What Makes a Raphael a Raphael?

BY Richard Muhlberger

“Explores such art topics as style, composition, color, and subject matter as they relate to twelve works by Raphael.” Ages 10-12.

Raphael (Art for Children)


I really enjoy this series of art books from Ernest Roboff. They are beautifully laid out and illustrated and give unique glimpses at the artsts they cover. They are no longer in print, but you can sometimes find them used on eBay or Amazon. Ages 9-12.



A biography “with drawings and paintings by Raphael.” This was originally published in 1961 and was part of a series of art biographies written by Elizabeth Ripley. It may be difficult to get, but I was able to find a copy through interlibrary loan, and it is also available on Amazon and eBay. Ages 12-16.

Discovering Great Artists

By Maryann F. Kohl

“‘Discovering Great Artists’ has 75 great artists featured in 110 amazingly fun and unique quality art appreciation activities for children. They will experience the styles and techniques of the great masters, from the Renaissance to the Present. A brief biography of each artist is included with a fully illustrated, child-tested art activity, featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more. Includes such greats as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Monet, Degas, Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali, Matisse, Pollock, and O’Keeffe. 1998 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, 2002 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award. Full ‘click-to’ resource guide at Bright Ring’s website to show each artist’s most famous works.” Ages 3-12. (Includes one Raphael project.)