Artists in Fiction

This is a list of fictionalized accounts of artists' lives and the time in which they lived. The stories are often told from the perspective of an artist's model or the artist's contemporaries.

Artemesia

Lapierre, Alexandra - Artemisia
Vreeland, Susan - The Passion of Artemisia

Brueghel

Frayn, Michael - Headlong
Rucker, Rudy v. B. - As Above, So Below

Caravaggio

Peachment, Christopher - Caravaggio

Cassatt

Chessman, Harriet Scott- Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper

da Vinci

Dann, Jack - The Memory Cathedral: A Secret History of Leonardo da Vinci
Essex, Karen - Leonardo's Swans
Herman, George - A Comedy of Murders
Herman, George - The Tears of the Madonna

Dali

Kaminsky, Stuart - Melting Clock

Gauguin

Maugham, W. Somerset - Moon and Sixpence
Vargas Llosa, Mario - The Way to Paradise

Kahlo

Braveman, Kate - The Incantation of Frida K.
Delahunt, Meaghan - In the Casa Azul: A Novel of Revolution and Betrayal
Mujica, Barbara Louise - Frida: A Novel

Kauffmann

Schreiner, Samuel A. - Angelica

Klimt

Hickey, Elizabeth - The Painted Kiss

Michelangelo

Otto, Whitney - The Passion Dream Book: A Novel
Stone, Irving - The Agony and the Ecstasy

Monet

Jakeman, Jane - In the Kingdom of Mists

Picasso

Martin, Steve - Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Other Plays

Piero della Francesca

Armel, Aliette - Love, the Painter's Wife and the Queen of Sheba

Camille Pissarro

Stone, Irving - Depths of Glory

Rembrandt

Heller, Joseph - Picture This

Rivera

Braverman, Kate - The Incantation of Frida K.
Fuentes, Carlos - The Years with Laura Diaz
Mujica, Barbara Louise - Frida: A Novel

Sargent

Diliberto, Gioia - I am Madame X

Seurat

Sondheim, Stephen - Sunday in the Park with George

Turner

Wilson, James - The Dark Clue

van Gogh

Richman, Alyson - The Last Van Gogh
Stone, Irving - Lust for Life: The Novel of Vincent van Gogh

Vermeer

Chevalier, Tracy - Girl with a Pearl Earring
Vreeland, Susan - Girl in Hyacinth Blue

 

BR (2003) & CLB (2007)