ART HISTORY for Everyone

Art History Videos - Painters and Painting

Artists have a unique vision of the world, they give us insights and observations into ourselves and the world around us. My art history videos and tutorials cover everything from Impressionism to Pop Art and provide art history for everyone.

There is no pretentious terminology just simple explanations, with lots of passion and not a little fun. Having taught art for many years, I can hopefully use my experience of art history to guide your through the lives and work of some of the world’s most extraordinary artists.

My aim is to bring art history to life for you to enjoy.

Paul Priestley

MF Husain painting

Indian Artist M.F. Husain painting

Adele Gustav Klimt

Adele Bloch-Bauer, Gustav Klimt

Art History Videos in School

Classroom Teaching Videos

At Artist in School, we understand the importance of teaching art in school, because we know the pressure art education is under. That’s why our Famous Artist videos are FREE. Show them to primary (elementary) and secondary school children and bring the arts to life.

(Please Note: some jurisdictions may have tighter restrictions than the UK on what can and can’t be shown. If in doubt, view the video before using in your school.)

Our inspiring Famous Artist videos cover the dramatic episodes of famous artist’s lives, exploring their motivations, influences and achievements. The videos will be a brilliant addition to any art lesson.

FREE ART Worksheets

Teaching Art in School - Free worksheets

Composition, Colour Wheel and Colour Theory

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To Support my Art History Videos

The Life of English Artist - L. S. Lowry

L.S. Lowry was born in Salford, England in 1887. An Asperger Syndrome sufferer he lived with his parents until he was 52. He never married and became famous for painting the industrial landscape around Manchester. His paintings were populated by small figures, that many referred to as matchstick men. He turned down a Knighthood and died a few months before his one man show at the Royal Academy of Art in London in 1976.

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The study of the history of art is fascinating, because it is essentially a study of life and creativity. We all have our likes and dislikes, Art is like politics, it is open to endless debate. My little booklet answers a few questions:

  • What is Art?
  • Who creates it?
  • What is Creativity?
  • Art is worth nothing, yet sells for millions
  • WHY?

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Teaching Art in School - What is Art?

The history of art is full of weird and wonderful artists, fabulous paintings and amazing skills, Creativity brings us beauty, controversy and endless debate. What more could we want?

Let's get to know each other

My name is Paul Priestley, I taught art in schools for many years before leaving to set up my own art business. The business – Artist in School – involved re-creating the lives of artists in schools and running practical art workshops in the style of Van Gogh, Claude Monet and other artists for children of all ages. I travelled to schools all over England and Wales.

Unfortunately, it became too successful and I couldn’t cope with the demand, so I decided to create, Artist in School – online art history videos for everyone. Now, I have people all over the world watching my famous artist and visual arts videos on YouTube and I very much appreciate their support and comments.

Why not check out my famous artist videos here?

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