For a layman, alien to the world of art, there barely exists any difference between a million-dollar Picasso and finger paintings of an inebriated gorilla. Blame it on the elites who have made art their exclusive domain and don’t mind coughing up fortunes on photos of dead crows. No wonder, art now flourishes solely in wealthy cultures. Having said that, an appreciator of aesthetics and art cannot ignore the incredible artistic achievements of painters who have wowed the world with their unbelievable, eye-popping paintings. From sculptures bursting out of paintings to incredibly intricate non-photo shopped scenes, the world of art has evolved extensively since Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” or Picasso’s “Guemica”. Sadly not too many people know about such enterprising artistes today. Now only if your thought that great art died with the Dalis and the Goghs, know that the contemporary world is replete with many such incredible artistes who have left a last impression on world’s canvass. Let us explore the biography, trivia and facts about some such famous American painters.
Bob RossBob Ross

29 October 1942

John LeguizamoJohn Leguizamo

22 July 1964

Jack KirbyJack Kirby

28 August 1917

Matthew Gray GublerMatthew Gray Gubler

09 March 1980

Jackson PollockJackson Pollock

28 January 1912

Samuel MorseSamuel Morse

27 April 1791

Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell

03 February 1894

Mark RothkoMark Rothko

25 September 1903

Roy LichtensteinRoy Lichtenstein

27 October 1923

Marcel DuchampMarcel Duchamp

28 July 1887

Edward HopperEdward Hopper

22 July 1882

Margaret KeaneMargaret Keane

15 September 1927

Andrew WyethAndrew Wyeth

12 July 1917

Geneviève CastréeGeneviève Castrée

09 April 1981

Robert RauschenbergRobert Rauschenberg

22 October 1925

Mary CassattMary Cassatt

22 May 1844

Chuck CloseChuck Close

05 July 1940

Mary Pinchot MeyerMary Pinchot Meyer

14 October 1920

John James AudubonJohn James Audubon

26 April 1785

Cy TwomblyCy Twombly

25 April 1928

Alex GreyAlex Grey

29 November 1953

Peter MaxPeter Max

19 October 1937

Thomas EakinsThomas Eakins

25 July 1844

Judy ChicagoJudy Chicago

20 July 1939

Arshile GorkyArshile Gorky

15 April 1904

Faith RinggoldFaith Ringgold

08 October 1930

Robert MotherwellRobert Motherwell

24 January 1915

Boris VallejoBoris Vallejo

08 January 1941

John BaldessariJohn Baldessari

07 June 1931

Ad ReinhardtAd Reinhardt

24 December 1913

Kenneth NolandKenneth Noland

10 April 1924

Milton AveryMilton Avery

07 March 1885

Charles AlstonCharles Alston

28 November 1907

Csaba MarkusCsaba Markus

26 January 1953

Thomas Hart BentonThomas Hart Benton

15 April 1889

John AltoonJohn Altoon

05 November 1925

Swizz BeatzSwizz Beatz

13 September 1978

Jeff KoonsJeff Koons

21 January 1955

Larry D. AlexanderLarry D. Alexander

30 May 1953

Thomas KinkadeThomas Kinkade

19 January 1958

John Singer SargentJohn Singer Sargent

12 January 1856

Alexander CalderAlexander Calder

22 July 1898

Françoise GilotFrançoise Gilot

26 November 1921

Joseph BarberaJoseph Barbera

24 March 1911

Bob KaneBob Kane

24 October 1915

Julian SchnabelJulian Schnabel

26 October 1951

Jasper JohnsJasper Johns

15 May 1930

Stanford WhiteStanford White

09 November 1853

Willem de KooningWillem de Kooning

24 April 1904

Charles AddamsCharles Addams

07 January 1912

David ChoeDavid Choe

21 April 1976

Grant WoodGrant Wood

13 February 1891

Louise BourgeoisLouise Bourgeois

25 December 1911

Wayne ThiebaudWayne Thiebaud

15 November 1920

Lee KrasnerLee Krasner

27 October 1908

Alan BeanAlan Bean

15 March 1932

Louis Comfort TiffanyLouis Comfort Tiffany

18 February 1848

Alex RossAlex Ross

22 January 1970

Winslow HomerWinslow Homer

24 February 1836

Kehinde WileyKehinde Wiley

1977 AD

Grandma MosesGrandma Moses

07 September 1860

Thomas ColeThomas Cole

01 February 1801

Claes OldenburgClaes Oldenburg

28 January 1929

Virginia AdmiralVirginia Admiral

04 February 1915

Ana MendietaAna Mendieta

18 November 1948

Suze RotoloSuze Rotolo

20 November 1943

Albert BierstadtAlbert Bierstadt

07 January 1830

Tamara de LempickaTamara de Lempicka

16 May 1898

Frank StellaFrank Stella

12 May 1936

Donald JuddDonald Judd

03 June 1928

Jenny HolzerJenny Holzer

29 July 1950

Helen FrankenthalerHelen Frankenthaler

12 December 1928

Josef AlbersJosef Albers

19 March 1888

Bruce NaumanBruce Nauman

06 December 1941

John TrumbullJohn Trumbull

Richard SerraRichard Serra

02 November 1939

Will EisnerWill Eisner

06 March 1917

Frederic RemingtonFrederic Remington

04 October 1861