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!
Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
20 February 1924
Artist, Actress
Andy WarholAndy Warhol
06 August 1928
Pop Artist

Jean-Michel BasquiatJean-Michel Basquiat
22 December 1960
Artist

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
Tom FrancoTom Franco
14 April 1980
Actor

Susan MikulaSusan Mikula
1958 AD
Photographer, Rachel Maddow’s Partner
Mark RothkoMark Rothko
25 September 1903
Painter

Marcel DuchampMarcel Duchamp
28 July 1887
Artist

Roy LichtensteinRoy Lichtenstein
27 October 1923
Painter, Sculptor
Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell
03 February 1894
Painter & Illustrator

Martin MullMartin Mull
18 August 1943
Actor
Edie SedgwickEdie Sedgwick
20 April 1943
Actress, Model

Peter MaxPeter Max
19 October 1937
American artist

Dale ChihulyDale Chihuly
20 September 1941
Glass Sculptor
Edward HopperEdward Hopper
22 July 1882
Painter

Charles M. Schulz Charles M. Schulz
26 November 1922
 
Margaret KeaneMargaret Keane
15 September 1927
Painter

Samuel MorseSamuel Morse
27 April 1791
Painter

Robert CrumbRobert Crumb
30 August 1943
Cartoonist

Mary CassattMary Cassatt
22 May 1844
Painter
Andrew WyethAndrew Wyeth
12 July 1917
 
Robert RauschenbergRobert Rauschenberg
22 October 1925
painter

Barbara KrugerBarbara Kruger
26 January 1945
Conceptual Artist

Maya LinMaya Lin
05 October 1959
Designer

John James AudubonJohn James Audubon
26 April 1785
Naturalist, Painter, Ornithologist
Alex GreyAlex Grey
29 November 1953
American artist

Chuck CloseChuck Close
05 July 1940
Painter

Cy TwomblyCy Twombly
25 April 1928
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Edward GoreyEdward Gorey
22 February 1925
 
Paul RandPaul Rand
15 August 1914
Graphic Designer & Art Director

Thomas EakinsThomas Eakins
25 July 1844
Painter
Arshile GorkyArshile Gorky
15 April 1904
Abstract Painter

Faith RinggoldFaith Ringgold
08 October 1930
Artist

Judy ChicagoJudy Chicago
20 July 1939
American artist
John Singleton CopleyJohn Singleton Copley
1738 AD
Anglo-American painter

Henry Ossawa TannerHenry Ossawa Tanner
21 June 1859
 
Robert MotherwellRobert Motherwell
24 January 1915
Abstract Painter

Boris VallejoBoris Vallejo
08 January 1941
Painter

John BaldessariJohn Baldessari
07 June 1931
 

Ad ReinhardtAd Reinhardt
24 December 1913
Abstract Painter

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

Lou PearlmanLou Pearlman
19 June 1954
Manager, Record producer, Composer

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
Jeff KoonsJeff Koons
21 January 1955
Sculptor, Painter

Devon AokiDevon Aoki
10 August 1982
Actor, Film actor, Model, Artist

Larry D. AlexanderLarry D. Alexander
30 May 1953
Painter
Kristin NelsonKristin Nelson
25 June 1945
Actor, Artist, Television actor

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

Charles PonziCharles Ponzi
03 March 1882
Criminal, Banker

Karl WallendaKarl Wallenda
21 January 1905
Artist, Circus performer

Cherie CurrieCherie Currie
30 November 1959
Actor, Singer, Wood carver, Musician, Songwriter,
John Singer SargentJohn Singer Sargent
12 January 1856
Artist
Thomas KinkadeThomas Kinkade
19 January 1958
Painter, Artist

Kari ByronKari Byron
18 December 1974
Television presenter, Artist

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

Bobbi BrownBobbi Brown
14 April 1957
Make-up artist, Businessperson
Alexander CalderAlexander Calder
22 July 1898
Sculptor, Painter

Kevyn AucoinKevyn Aucoin
14 February 1962
Make-up artist, Photographer, Businessperson

Cindy ShermanCindy Sherman
19 January 1954
Photographer, Film director

Françoise GilotFrançoise Gilot
26 November 1921
Painter, Choreographer, Model

Jim LeeJim Lee
11 August 1964
Comics artist, Publisher, Blogger, Writer, Artist,
Jasper JohnsJasper Johns
15 May 1930
Painter, Sculptor, Costume designer

Bob KaneBob Kane
24 October 1915
Painter, Artist, Writer, Screenwriter
James TurrellJames Turrell
06 May 1943
Artist

Rick DerringerRick Derringer
05 August 1947
Singer, Artist, Composer, Guitarist

Willem de KooningWillem de Kooning
24 April 1904
Artist, Painter, Sculptor, University teacher
Mike MignolaMike Mignola
16 September 1960
Comics artist, Novelist, Artist, Screenwriter

David LaChapelleDavid LaChapelle
11 March 1963
Photographer
Louise BourgeoisLouise Bourgeois
25 December 1911
Sculptor, Visual artist, Artist, Painter

Shirley Ardell MasonShirley Ardell Mason
25 January 1923
Artist

Lillian DisneyLillian Disney
15 February 1899
Philanthropist, Secretary, Artist

Lee KrasnerLee Krasner
27 October 1908
Painter, Printmaker
Julian SchnabelJulian Schnabel
26 October 1951
Film director, Screenwriter, Painter

Charles AddamsCharles Addams
07 January 1912
Draughtsperson, Illustrator, Artist, Painter,
Suze RotoloSuze Rotolo
20 November 1943
Author, Artist, Visual artist, Painter, Writer

Eve EnslerEve Ensler
25 May 1953
Artist, Actor, Playwright, Autobiographer, Writer,

Kehinde WileyKehinde Wiley
1977 AD
painter

Alex RossAlex Ross
22 January 1970
Comics artist, Illustrator, Painter
Lawrence FerlinghettiLawrence Ferlinghetti
24 March 1919
Officer, Poet, Writer, Publisher, Painter,