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

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

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

Jack KirbyJack Kirby
28 August 1917
Comic Book Artist

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

Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell
03 February 1894
Painter & Illustrator

Gary BurghoffGary Burghoff
24 May 1943

David BromstadDavid Bromstad
17 August 1973
TV Personality
Tom FrancoTom Franco
14 April 1980

Burt WardBurt Ward
06 July 1945
Mark RothkoMark Rothko
25 September 1903

Martin MullMartin Mull
18 August 1943

Marcel DuchampMarcel Duchamp
28 July 1887
Roy LichtensteinRoy Lichtenstein
27 October 1923
Painter, Sculptor

Peter MaxPeter Max
19 October 1937
American artist
Margaret KeaneMargaret Keane
15 September 1927

Edward HopperEdward Hopper
22 July 1882

Buck TaylorBuck Taylor
13 May 1938
Geneviève CastréeGeneviève Castrée
09 April 1981
Canadian Cartoonist

Andrew WyethAndrew Wyeth
12 July 1917
Alex GreyAlex Grey
29 November 1953
American artist

Thomas McDonellThomas McDonell
02 May 1986

Samuel MorseSamuel Morse
27 April 1791

Robert RauschenbergRobert Rauschenberg
22 October 1925
Mary CassattMary Cassatt
22 May 1844
John James AudubonJohn James Audubon
26 April 1785
Naturalist, Painter, Ornithologist

Chuck CloseChuck Close
05 July 1940

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

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Tracy GriffithTracy Griffith
19 October 1965

Faith RinggoldFaith Ringgold
08 October 1930

Thomas EakinsThomas Eakins
25 July 1844

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

Arshile GorkyArshile Gorky
15 April 1904
Abstract Painter
Boris VallejoBoris Vallejo
08 January 1941

Robert MotherwellRobert Motherwell
24 January 1915
Abstract 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

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

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

Brandon Charles BoydBrandon Charles Boyd
15 February 1976
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

Larry D. AlexanderLarry D. Alexander
30 May 1953

Alan BeanAlan Bean
15 March 1932
Officer, Test pilot, Astronaut, Painter, Aviator
Ariana RichardsAriana Richards
11 September 1979

Jeff KoonsJeff Koons
21 January 1955
Sculptor, Painter
Wes BorlandWes Borland
07 February 1975

Thomas KinkadeThomas Kinkade
19 January 1958
Painter, Artist

Robert ClaryRobert Clary
01 March 1926
Joseph BarberaJoseph Barbera
24 March 1911

John Singer SargentJohn Singer Sargent
12 January 1856
Françoise GilotFrançoise Gilot
26 November 1921
Painter, Choreographer, Model

Carmine GiovinazzoCarmine Giovinazzo
24 August 1973

Lee KrasnerLee Krasner
27 October 1908
Painter, Printmaker

Alexander CalderAlexander Calder
22 July 1898
Sculptor, Painter
Bob KaneBob Kane
24 October 1915
Painter, Artist, Writer, Screenwriter
Charles AddamsCharles Addams
07 January 1912
Draughtsperson, Illustrator, Artist, Painter,

Brian Michael BendisBrian Michael Bendis
18 August 1967
Comic book writer

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

Victor BuonoVictor Buono
03 February 1938
Suze RotoloSuze Rotolo
20 November 1943
Author, Artist, Visual artist, Painter, Writer

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

Frank FrazettaFrank Frazetta
09 February 1928

Stanford WhiteStanford White
09 November 1853
Architect, Painter

Kehinde WileyKehinde Wiley
1977 AD
Louise BourgeoisLouise Bourgeois
25 December 1911
Sculptor, Visual artist, Artist, Painter

David ChoeDavid Choe
21 April 1976
Painter, Podcaster
Alex RossAlex Ross
22 January 1970
Comics artist, Illustrator, Painter

Julian SchnabelJulian Schnabel
26 October 1951
Film director, Screenwriter, Painter

Grant WoodGrant Wood
13 February 1891
American painter
Winslow HomerWinslow Homer
24 February 1836

Grandma MosesGrandma Moses
07 September 1860
Painter, Illustrator
Lawrence FerlinghettiLawrence Ferlinghetti
24 March 1919
Officer, Poet, Writer, Publisher, Painter,

Louis Comfort TiffanyLouis Comfort Tiffany
18 February 1848
Artist, Painter

Ellsworth KellyEllsworth Kelly
31 May 1923
Sculptor, Painter, Artist

Virginia AdmiralVirginia Admiral
04 February 1915
Jenny HolzerJenny Holzer
29 July 1950
Artist, Painter, Sculptor

Thomas ColeThomas Cole
01 February 1801
Helen FrankenthalerHelen Frankenthaler
12 December 1928

Claes OldenburgClaes Oldenburg
28 January 1929
Artist, Sculptor, Painter, Graphic artist
Wayne ThiebaudWayne Thiebaud
15 November 1920
Painter, University teacher, Artist

Tamara de LempickaTamara de Lempicka
16 May 1898
Albert BierstadtAlbert Bierstadt
07 January 1830