America, the land of opportunities, has been the mecca of world power. Its nationals have made the country rank in the top spot in all the fields, be it science and technology or discovery and invention, leaders and revolutionaries or military and services, journalism and philosophy or activists and academicians. And in the field of art too, America ranks amongst the world leaders. Painting, sculpting, illustrating, photography, ceramics, assemblage painting, pottery - Americans have made their worth count in every form of art. Decade after decade, the country has given the world some of the world-class artists who have redefined the field of art through their exemplary work and talent. Historically, American artists have succeeded in installing a unique style or character into their work, thus changing the panorama of the world of art completely. The overwhelming beauty of their canvases has left a lasting imprint on the minds of millions of people around the globe. What’s more, their exquisite art has deeply influenced future generations of artists who have equivalently produced some of the world-class works. With this section, find out in details about the life and works of famous American artists. The magnificence and splendour of their works is sure to leave you spellbound!
Jean-Michel BasquiatJean-Michel Basquiat
22 December 1960
Artist
Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell
03 February 1894
Painter & Illustrator

John LeguizamoJohn Leguizamo
22 July 1964
Actor, Stand-up Comedian

Matthew Gray GublerMatthew Gray Gubler
09 March 1980
Actor, Director, Model, Painter

Leslie StefansonLeslie Stefanson
10 May 1971
Actress, Model, Artist, Sculptor

Jackson PollockJackson Pollock
28 January 1912
Painter
Stephen HillenburgStephen Hillenburg
21 August 1961
Animator

Georgia O'KeeffeGeorgia O'Keeffe
15 November 1887
Artist

Gary BurghoffGary Burghoff
24 May 1943
Actor

Mark RothkoMark Rothko
25 September 1903
Painter
Tom FrancoTom Franco
14 April 1980
Actor

Susan MikulaSusan Mikula
1958 AD
Photographer, Rachel Maddow’s Partner
Roy LichtensteinRoy Lichtenstein
27 October 1923
Painter, Sculptor

Charles M. Schulz Charles M. Schulz
26 November 1922
 

Marcel DuchampMarcel Duchamp
28 July 1887
Artist
Edie SedgwickEdie Sedgwick
20 April 1943
Actress, Model

Martin MullMartin Mull
18 August 1943
Actor
Dale ChihulyDale Chihuly
20 September 1941
Glass Sculptor

Edward HopperEdward Hopper
22 July 1882
Painter

Alex GreyAlex Grey
29 November 1953
American artist
Samuel MorseSamuel Morse
27 April 1791
Painter

Robert CrumbRobert Crumb
30 August 1943
Cartoonist
Buck TaylorBuck Taylor
13 May 1938
Actor

Margaret KeaneMargaret Keane
15 September 1927
Painter

Thomas McDonellThomas McDonell
02 May 1986
Actor

Andrew WyethAndrew Wyeth
12 July 1917
 
Mary CassattMary Cassatt
22 May 1844
Painter
Barbara KrugerBarbara Kruger
26 January 1945
Conceptual Artist

Robert RauschenbergRobert Rauschenberg
22 October 1925
painter

John James AudubonJohn James Audubon
26 April 1785
Naturalist, Painter, Ornithologist

Chuck CloseChuck Close
05 July 1940
Painter
Maya LinMaya Lin
05 October 1959
Designer

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Paul RandPaul Rand
15 August 1914
Graphic Designer & Art Director

Edward GoreyEdward Gorey
22 February 1925
 

Cy TwomblyCy Twombly
25 April 1928
Praemium Imperiale
Peter MaxPeter Max
19 October 1937
American artist

Thomas EakinsThomas Eakins
25 July 1844
Painter
Judy ChicagoJudy Chicago
20 July 1939
American artist

Arshile GorkyArshile Gorky
15 April 1904
Abstract Painter

John Singleton CopleyJohn Singleton Copley
1738 AD
Anglo-American painter
Faith RinggoldFaith Ringgold
08 October 1930
Artist

Robert MotherwellRobert Motherwell
24 January 1915
Abstract Painter
Boris VallejoBoris Vallejo
08 January 1941
Painter

Henry Ossawa TannerHenry Ossawa Tanner
21 June 1859
 

John BaldessariJohn Baldessari
07 June 1931
 

Ad ReinhardtAd Reinhardt
24 December 1913
Abstract Painter

Milton AveryMilton Avery
07 March 1885
Painter
Kenneth NolandKenneth Noland
10 April 1924
Abstract Painter

Charles AlstonCharles Alston
28 November 1907
Painter, Sculptor, Artist, Muralist, Teacher

Thomas Hart BentonThomas Hart Benton
15 April 1889
Painter

Csaba MarkusCsaba Markus
26 January 1953
Artist
John AltoonJohn Altoon
05 November 1925
Painter

Kelsey MontagueKelsey Montague
1985 AD
Mural Artist
Dan EstabrookDan Estabrook
1969 AD
Partner of Megan Boone

Tasya van ReeTasya van Ree
30 April 1976
Photographer

Swizz BeatzSwizz Beatz
13 September 1978
Record producer, Entrepreneur, Painter, Rapper,
Fred GwynneFred Gwynne
30 June 1926
Actor

Devon AokiDevon Aoki
10 August 1982
Actor, Film actor, Model, Artist
Kari ByronKari Byron
18 December 1974
Television presenter, Artist

Larry D. AlexanderLarry D. Alexander
30 May 1953
Painter

George DiCaprioGeorge DiCaprio
30 November 1943
Artist
Heather McCartneyHeather McCartney
31 December 1962
Artist

Kristin NelsonKristin Nelson
25 June 1945
Actor, Artist, Television actor
Charles AddamsCharles Addams
07 January 1912
Draughtsperson, Illustrator, Artist, Painter,

Jeff KoonsJeff Koons
21 January 1955
Sculptor, Painter

Mr. LawrenceMr. Lawrence
01 January 1969
Voice actor, Screenwriter, Comedian, Animator,

Lou PearlmanLou Pearlman
19 June 1954
Manager, Record producer, Composer
Cherie CurrieCherie Currie
30 November 1959
Actor, Singer, Wood carver, Musician, Songwriter,
Bob KaneBob Kane
24 October 1915
Painter, Artist, Writer, Screenwriter

Charles PonziCharles Ponzi
03 March 1882
Criminal, Banker

Thomas KinkadeThomas Kinkade
19 January 1958
Painter, Artist

John Singer SargentJohn Singer Sargent
12 January 1856
Artist
Steven Jay RussellSteven Jay Russell
14 September 1957
Prisoner

Carmine GiovinazzoCarmine Giovinazzo
24 August 1973
Actor

Tim ArmstrongTim Armstrong
25 November 1965
Singer, Songwriter, Artist, Film director, Poet,

Cindy ShermanCindy Sherman
19 January 1954
Photographer, Film director

Françoise GilotFrançoise Gilot
26 November 1921
Painter, Choreographer, Model
Heather HunterHeather Hunter
01 October 1969
Actress

Rick DerringerRick Derringer
05 August 1947
Singer, Artist, Composer, Guitarist
Jim LeeJim Lee
11 August 1964
Comics artist, Publisher, Blogger, Writer, Artist,

Bobbi BrownBobbi Brown
14 April 1957
Make-up artist, Businessperson

Alexander CalderAlexander Calder
22 July 1898
Sculptor, Painter
Sandra KnightSandra Knight
01 January 1940
Actress

Suze RotoloSuze Rotolo
20 November 1943
Author, Artist, Visual artist, Painter, Writer
Mike FrancesaMike Francesa
20 March 1954
Radio personality

Jasper JohnsJasper Johns
15 May 1930
Painter, Sculptor, Costume designer

Louise BourgeoisLouise Bourgeois
25 December 1911
Sculptor, Visual artist, Artist, Painter

Geoffrey HolderGeoffrey Holder
01 August 1930
Actor
Lee KrasnerLee Krasner
27 October 1908
Painter, Printmaker

Willem de KooningWillem de Kooning
24 April 1904
Artist, Painter, Sculptor, University teacher
Kevyn AucoinKevyn Aucoin
14 February 1962
Make-up artist, Photographer, Businessperson

Alex RossAlex Ross
22 January 1970
Comics artist, Illustrator, Painter
David LaChapelleDavid LaChapelle
11 March 1963
Photographer

Frank FrazettaFrank Frazetta
09 February 1928
Artist
James TurrellJames Turrell
06 May 1943
Artist