A Discussion of Some Sex Differences in a Study of Human Figure Drawings by Children Aged Four-and-a-half to Seven-and-a-half Years

  • John A. Willsdon


The study of children’s drawings, particularly of the human figure, was initiated by the Italian artist Ricci in 1887 when he wrote his famous article on ‘The Art of Little Children’. Like many later studies, it was descriptive in style, though rich in perceptive comments. It drew attention, amongst other things, to the popularity of the human figure as a subject for drawing amongst children.


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