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

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

David BromstadDavid Bromstad
17 August 1973
TV Personality

Jackson PollockJackson Pollock
28 January 1912
Painter

Tom FrancoTom Franco
14 April 1980
Actor
Stephen HillenburgStephen Hillenburg
21 August 1961
Animator

Gary BurghoffGary Burghoff
24 May 1943
Actor

Jack KirbyJack Kirby
28 August 1917
Comic Book Artist
Martin MullMartin Mull
18 August 1943
Actor

Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell
03 February 1894
Painter & Illustrator
Samuel MorseSamuel Morse
27 April 1791
Painter

Edward HopperEdward Hopper
22 July 1882
Painter

Marcel DuchampMarcel Duchamp
28 July 1887
Artist

Mark RothkoMark Rothko
25 September 1903
Painter

Roy LichtensteinRoy Lichtenstein
27 October 1923
Painter, Sculptor
Burt WardBurt Ward
06 July 1945
Actor

John Singer SargentJohn Singer Sargent
12 January 1856
Artist

Thomas McDonellThomas McDonell
02 May 1986
Actor

Margaret KeaneMargaret Keane
15 September 1927
Painter
Andrew WyethAndrew Wyeth
12 July 1917
 

Mary CassattMary Cassatt
22 May 1844
Painter
Willem de KooningWillem de Kooning
24 April 1904
Painter

Tracy GriffithTracy Griffith
19 October 1965
Actress

John James AudubonJohn James Audubon
26 April 1785
Naturalist, Painter, Ornithologist
Mary Pinchot MeyerMary Pinchot Meyer
14 October 1920
Painter & Journalist

Robert RauschenbergRobert Rauschenberg
22 October 1925
painter

Buck TaylorBuck Taylor
13 May 1938
Actor

Alex GreyAlex Grey
29 November 1953
American artist
Louise BourgeoisLouise Bourgeois
25 December 1911
Artist

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Chuck CloseChuck Close
05 July 1940
Painter
Cy TwomblyCy Twombly
25 April 1928
Praemium Imperiale

Lee KrasnerLee Krasner
27 October 1908
Artist

Winslow HomerWinslow Homer
24 February 1836
Painter

Louis Comfort TiffanyLouis Comfort Tiffany
18 February 1848
Artist
Lisa HanawaltLisa Hanawalt
19 June 1983
Cartoonists
Thomas ColeThomas Cole
01 February 1801
Painter

Jacob LawrenceJacob Lawrence
07 September 1917
Painter

Geneviève CastréeGeneviève Castrée
09 April 1981
Canadian Cartoonist

Peter MaxPeter Max
19 October 1937
American artist
Thomas EakinsThomas Eakins
25 July 1844
Painter

Dan EstabrookDan Estabrook
1969 AD
Megan Boone's Partner

Henry Ossawa TannerHenry Ossawa Tanner
21 June 1859
 

Romare BeardenRomare Bearden
02 September 1911
Artist

Judy ChicagoJudy Chicago
20 July 1939
American artist
Faith RinggoldFaith Ringgold
08 October 1930
Artist

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

John Singleton CopleyJohn Singleton Copley
1738 AD
Anglo-American painter

Robert MotherwellRobert Motherwell
24 January 1915
Abstract 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

Charlotte DeanCharlotte Dean
29 September 1982
Illustrator, Visual Artist

Kelsey MontagueKelsey Montague
1985 AD
Mural Artist

Brandon Charles BoydBrandon Charles Boyd
15 February 1976
Singer
Roy William Thomas Jr.Roy William Thomas Jr.
22 November 1940
Comic Book Writer

Lauren LapkusLauren Lapkus
06 September 1985
Actress
Swizz BeatzSwizz Beatz
13 September 1978
Record producer, Entrepreneur, Painter, Rapper,

Ric OcasekRic Ocasek
23 March 1944
Singer

Larry D. AlexanderLarry D. Alexander
30 May 1953
Painter
Melissa VillaseñorMelissa Villaseñor
09 October 1987
Actress

Fred GwynneFred Gwynne
30 June 1926
Actor
Robert ClaryRobert Clary
01 March 1926
Actor

Joseph BarberaJoseph Barbera
24 March 1911
Animator

Burt YoungBurt Young
30 April 1940
Actor
Ariana RichardsAriana Richards
11 September 1979
Actress

Jay PharoahJay Pharoah
14 October 1987
Actor
Jeff KoonsJeff Koons
21 January 1955
Sculptor, Painter

Wes BorlandWes Borland
07 February 1975
Musician

Beatrice WoodBeatrice Wood
03 March 1893
Artist

Françoise GilotFrançoise Gilot
26 November 1921
Painter, Choreographer, Model
Carmine GiovinazzoCarmine Giovinazzo
24 August 1973
Actor
Heather HunterHeather Hunter
01 October 1969
Actress

Victor BuonoVictor Buono
03 February 1938
Actor

David ChoeDavid Choe
21 April 1976
Street artist

Ross MarquandRoss Marquand
22 August 1981
Actor
Thomas KinkadeThomas Kinkade
19 January 1958
Painter, Artist

Will SampsonWill Sampson
27 September 1933
Painter

Alexander CalderAlexander Calder
22 July 1898
Sculptor, Painter

Vivian MaierVivian Maier
01 February 1926
Photographer

Julian SchnabelJulian Schnabel
26 October 1951
Film director, Screenwriter, Painter
Jasper JohnsJasper Johns
15 May 1930
Painter, Sculptor, Costume designer

Henry DargerHenry Darger
12 April 1892
Writer
Allan MelvinAllan Melvin
18 February 1923
Actor

Lisa FrankLisa Frank
21 April 1955
Businesswoman
Sandra KnightSandra Knight
01 January 1940
Actress
Virginia AdmiralVirginia Admiral
04 February 1915
Painter