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.
Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976
Bob RossBob Ross
29 October 1942

Jack KirbyJack Kirby
28 August 1917
Comic Book Artist

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

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

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

Gary BurghoffGary Burghoff
24 May 1943

Tom FrancoTom Franco
14 April 1980

Mark RothkoMark Rothko
25 September 1903
Marcel DuchampMarcel Duchamp
28 July 1887

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

Martin MullMartin Mull
18 August 1943

Peter MaxPeter Max
19 October 1937
American artist
Edward HopperEdward Hopper
22 July 1882

Margaret KeaneMargaret Keane
15 September 1927
Samuel MorseSamuel Morse
27 April 1791

Geneviève CastréeGeneviève Castrée
09 April 1981
Canadian Cartoonist

Mary CassattMary Cassatt
22 May 1844
Andrew WyethAndrew Wyeth
12 July 1917

Robert RauschenbergRobert Rauschenberg
22 October 1925
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

Cy TwomblyCy Twombly
25 April 1928
Praemium Imperiale
Mary Pinchot MeyerMary Pinchot Meyer
14 October 1920
Painter & Journalist

Tracy GriffithTracy Griffith
19 October 1965

Thomas EakinsThomas Eakins
25 July 1844

Arshile GorkyArshile Gorky
15 April 1904
Abstract Painter
Faith RinggoldFaith Ringgold
08 October 1930

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

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

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

Thomas Hart BentonThomas Hart Benton
15 April 1889
Csaba MarkusCsaba Markus
26 January 1953

Charlotte DeanCharlotte Dean
29 September 1982
Illustrator, Visual Artist

John AltoonJohn Altoon
05 November 1925

Kelsey MontagueKelsey Montague
1985 AD
Mural Artist

Dan EstabrookDan Estabrook
1969 AD
Partner of Megan Boone
Swizz BeatzSwizz Beatz
13 September 1978
Record producer, Entrepreneur, Painter, Rapper,

Fred GwynneFred Gwynne
30 June 1926

Jeff KoonsJeff Koons
21 January 1955
Sculptor, Painter

Larry D. AlexanderLarry D. Alexander
30 May 1953
Ariana RichardsAriana Richards
11 September 1979

Joseph BarberaJoseph Barbera
24 March 1911
John Singer SargentJohn Singer Sargent
12 January 1856

Thomas KinkadeThomas Kinkade
19 January 1958
Painter, Artist

Alexander CalderAlexander Calder
22 July 1898
Sculptor, Painter
Françoise GilotFrançoise Gilot
26 November 1921
Painter, Choreographer, Model

Jasper JohnsJasper Johns
15 May 1930
Painter, Sculptor, Costume designer
Bob KaneBob Kane
24 October 1915
Painter, Artist, Writer, Screenwriter

Willem de KooningWillem de Kooning
24 April 1904
Artist, Painter, Sculptor, University teacher

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

Kehinde WileyKehinde Wiley
1977 AD

Alex RossAlex Ross
22 January 1970
Comics artist, Illustrator, Painter
Lawrence FerlinghettiLawrence Ferlinghetti
24 March 1919
Officer, Poet, Writer, Publisher, Painter,
Stanford WhiteStanford White
09 November 1853
Architect, Painter

Grant WoodGrant Wood
13 February 1891
American painter

David ChoeDavid Choe
21 April 1976
Painter, Podcaster

Winslow HomerWinslow Homer
24 February 1836
Louis Comfort TiffanyLouis Comfort Tiffany
18 February 1848
Artist, Painter

Claes OldenburgClaes Oldenburg
28 January 1929
Artist, Sculptor, Painter, Graphic artist

Frank StellaFrank Stella
12 May 1936
Painter, Sculptor

Wayne ThiebaudWayne Thiebaud
15 November 1920
Painter, University teacher, Artist

Alan BeanAlan Bean
15 March 1932
Officer, Test pilot, Astronaut, Painter, Aviator
Tamara de LempickaTamara de Lempicka
16 May 1898

Jenny HolzerJenny Holzer
29 July 1950
Artist, Painter, Sculptor
Grandma MosesGrandma Moses
07 September 1860
Painter, Illustrator

Thomas ColeThomas Cole
01 February 1801

Virginia AdmiralVirginia Admiral
04 February 1915
Josef AlbersJosef Albers
19 March 1888
Painter, Artist, University teacher

Ellsworth KellyEllsworth Kelly
31 May 1923
Sculptor, Painter, Artist
Helen FrankenthalerHelen Frankenthaler
12 December 1928

Jacob LawrenceJacob Lawrence
07 September 1917

Barnett NewmanBarnett Newman
29 January 1905
Painter, Sculptor, Visual artist, Architect

Albert BierstadtAlbert Bierstadt
07 January 1830
Donald JuddDonald Judd
03 June 1928
Artist, Architect, Sculptor, Painter

Ana MendietaAna Mendieta
18 November 1948
Performance artist, Artist, Painter, Visual artist
Richard SerraRichard Serra
02 November 1939
Sculptor, Painter

John TrumbullJohn Trumbull

George GroszGeorge Grosz
26 July 1893
Painter, Draughtsperson, Photographer, University

Will EisnerWill Eisner
06 March 1917
Frederic RemingtonFrederic Remington
04 October 1861
Sculptor, Writer, Painter