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
Andy WarholAndy Warhol
06 August 1928
Artist

David Keith LynchDavid Lynch
20 January 1946
Filmmaker

Jean-Michel BasquiatJean-Michel Basquiat
22 December 1960
Artist

Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
20 February 1924
Artist, Actress

Matthew Gray GublerMatthew Gray Gubler
09 March 1980
Actor, Director, Model, Painter
John LeguizamoJohn Leguizamo
22 July 1964
Actor, Stand-up Comedian

Tasya van ReeTasya van Ree
30 April 1976
Painter

Stephen HillenburgStephen Hillenburg
21 August 1961
Animator
Jack KirbyJack Kirby
28 August 1917
Comic Book Artist

Jackson PollockJackson Pollock
28 January 1912
Painter
David BromstadDavid Bromstad
17 August 1973
TV Personality

Gary BurghoffGary Burghoff
24 May 1943
Actor

Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell
03 February 1894
Painter & Illustrator

Don GummerDon Gummer
12 December 1946
Sculptor

Tom FrancoTom Franco
14 April 1980
Actor
Thomas KinkadeThomas Kinkade
19 January 1958
Painter

Kristin NelsonKristin Nelson
25 June 1945
Painter

Martin MullMartin Mull
18 August 1943
Actor

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

Edward HopperEdward Hopper
22 July 1882
Painter

Samuel MorseSamuel Morse
27 April 1791
Painter
John Singer SargentJohn Singer Sargent
12 January 1856
Artist

Brandon Charles BoydBrandon Charles Boyd
15 February 1976
Singer
Buck TaylorBuck Taylor
13 May 1938
Actor

Thomas McDonellThomas McDonell
02 May 1986
Actor

Margaret KeaneMargaret Keane
15 September 1927
Painter
Mary Pinchot MeyerMary Pinchot Meyer
14 October 1920
Painter & Journalist

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Tracy GriffithTracy Griffith
19 October 1965
Actress
Willem de KooningWillem de Kooning
24 April 1904
Painter

Andrew WyethAndrew Wyeth
12 July 1917
 

John James AudubonJohn James Audubon
26 April 1785
Naturalist, Painter, Ornithologist

Robert RauschenbergRobert Rauschenberg
22 October 1925
painter
Roy William Thomas Jr.Roy William Thomas Jr.
22 November 1940
Comic Book Writer
Mary CassattMary Cassatt
22 May 1844
Painter

Louise BourgeoisLouise Bourgeois
25 December 1911
Artist

Lee KrasnerLee Krasner
27 October 1908
Artist
Thomas ColeThomas Cole
01 February 1801
Painter

Cy TwomblyCy Twombly
25 April 1928
Praemium Imperiale

Chuck CloseChuck Close
05 July 1940
Painter

Alex GreyAlex Grey
29 November 1953
American artist

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

Dan EstabrookDan Estabrook
1969 AD
Megan Boone's Partner
Jacob LawrenceJacob Lawrence
07 September 1917
Painter

Geneviève CastréeGeneviève Castrée
09 April 1981
Canadian Cartoonist

Peter MaxPeter Max
19 October 1937
American artist
Thomas Hart BentonThomas Hart Benton
15 April 1889
Painter

Lisa HanawaltLisa Hanawalt
19 June 1983
Cartoonists
Romare BeardenRomare Bearden
02 September 1911
Artist

Faith RinggoldFaith Ringgold
08 October 1930
Artist

Henry Ossawa TannerHenry Ossawa Tanner
21 June 1859
 

Arshile GorkyArshile Gorky
15 April 1904
Abstract Painter

Thomas EakinsThomas Eakins
25 July 1844
Painter
Boris VallejoBoris Vallejo
08 January 1941
Painter

Judy ChicagoJudy Chicago
20 July 1939
American artist

John BaldessariJohn Baldessari
07 June 1931
 

Robert MotherwellRobert Motherwell
24 January 1915
Abstract Painter
John Singleton CopleyJohn Singleton Copley
1738 AD
Anglo-American painter

Ad ReinhardtAd Reinhardt
24 December 1913
Abstract Painter
Charles AlstonCharles Alston
28 November 1907
Painter, Sculptor, Artist, Muralist, Teacher

Kenneth NolandKenneth Noland
10 April 1924
Abstract Painter

Milton AveryMilton Avery
07 March 1885
Painter
Charlotte DeanCharlotte Dean
29 September 1982
Illustrator, Visual Artist

Kelsey MontagueKelsey Montague
1985 AD
Mural Artist
Csaba MarkusCsaba Markus
26 January 1953
Artist

John AltoonJohn Altoon
05 November 1925
Painter

Gutzon BorglumGutzon Borglum
25 March 1867
Sculptor
Daniel SternDaniel Stern
28 August 1957
Actor

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

Fred GwynneFred Gwynne
30 June 1926
Actor

Melissa VillaseñorMelissa Villaseñor
09 October 1987
Actress

Larry D. AlexanderLarry D. Alexander
30 May 1953
Painter
Ric OcasekRic Ocasek
23 March 1944
Singer
Patrisse CullorsPatrisse Cullors
20 June 1983
Artist

Burt YoungBurt Young
30 April 1940
Actor

Gus Van SantGus Van Sant
24 July 1952
Film Director

Will SampsonWill Sampson
27 September 1933
Painter
Ariana RichardsAriana Richards
11 September 1979
Actress

John LurieJohn Lurie
14 December 1952
Musician

Gregg AlexanderGregg Alexander
04 May 1970
Songwriter

Jeff KoonsJeff Koons
21 January 1955
Sculptor, Painter

Robert ClaryRobert Clary
01 March 1926
Actor
Jay PharoahJay Pharoah
14 October 1987
Actor

Robert De Niro Sr.Robert De Niro Sr.
03 May 1922
Painter
Wes BorlandWes Borland
07 February 1975
Musician

Joseph BarberaJoseph Barbera
24 March 1911
Animator
Heather HunterHeather Hunter
01 October 1969
Actress
Miranda JulyMiranda July
15 February 1974
Actress