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

Stephen HillenburgStephen Hillenburg

21 August 1961

Matthew Gray GublerMatthew Gray Gubler

09 March 1980

Jack KirbyJack Kirby

28 August 1917

Jackson PollockJackson Pollock

28 January 1912

John LeguizamoJohn Leguizamo

22 July 1964

Tom FrancoTom Franco

14 April 1980

Roy LichtensteinRoy Lichtenstein

27 October 1923

Mark RothkoMark Rothko

25 September 1903

Marcel DuchampMarcel Duchamp

28 July 1887

Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell

03 February 1894

Edward HopperEdward Hopper

22 July 1882

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Margaret KeaneMargaret Keane

15 September 1927

Samuel MorseSamuel Morse

27 April 1791

Geneviève CastréeGeneviève Castrée

09 April 1981

Mary CassattMary Cassatt

22 May 1844

Andrew WyethAndrew Wyeth

12 July 1917

Robert RauschenbergRobert Rauschenberg

22 October 1925

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Chuck CloseChuck Close

05 July 1940

John James AudubonJohn James Audubon

26 April 1785

Alex GreyAlex Grey

29 November 1953

Mary Pinchot MeyerMary Pinchot Meyer

14 October 1920

Cy TwomblyCy Twombly

25 April 1928

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Peter MaxPeter Max

19 October 1937

Tracy GriffithTracy Griffith

19 October 1965

Faith RinggoldFaith Ringgold

08 October 1930

Thomas EakinsThomas Eakins

25 July 1844

Judy ChicagoJudy Chicago

20 July 1939

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Arshile GorkyArshile Gorky

15 April 1904

John BaldessariJohn Baldessari

07 June 1931

Robert MotherwellRobert Motherwell

24 January 1915

Boris VallejoBoris Vallejo

08 January 1941

Ad ReinhardtAd Reinhardt

24 December 1913

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Charles AlstonCharles Alston

28 November 1907

Milton AveryMilton Avery

07 March 1885

Kenneth NolandKenneth Noland

10 April 1924

Thomas Hart BentonThomas Hart Benton

15 April 1889

Csaba MarkusCsaba Markus

26 January 1953

John AltoonJohn Altoon

05 November 1925

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Swizz BeatzSwizz Beatz

13 September 1978

Larry D. AlexanderLarry D. Alexander

30 May 1953

Jeff KoonsJeff Koons

21 January 1955

Joseph BarberaJoseph Barbera

24 March 1911

John Singer SargentJohn Singer Sargent

12 January 1856

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Thomas KinkadeThomas Kinkade

19 January 1958

Julian SchnabelJulian Schnabel

26 October 1951

Lawrence FerlinghettiLawrence Ferlinghetti

24 March 1919

Alexander CalderAlexander Calder

22 July 1898

Jasper JohnsJasper Johns

15 May 1930

David ChoeDavid Choe

21 April 1976

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Bob KaneBob Kane

24 October 1915

Louise BourgeoisLouise Bourgeois

25 December 1911

Willem de KooningWillem de Kooning

24 April 1904

Kehinde WileyKehinde Wiley

1977 AD

Carolee SchneemannCarolee Schneemann

12 October 1939

Françoise GilotFrançoise Gilot

26 November 1921

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Jacob LawrenceJacob Lawrence

07 September 1917

Charles AddamsCharles Addams

07 January 1912

Alex RossAlex Ross

22 January 1970

Winslow HomerWinslow Homer

24 February 1836

Louis Comfort TiffanyLouis Comfort Tiffany

18 February 1848

Grant WoodGrant Wood

13 February 1891

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Wayne ThiebaudWayne Thiebaud

15 November 1920

Lee KrasnerLee Krasner

27 October 1908

Stanford WhiteStanford White

09 November 1853

Claes OldenburgClaes Oldenburg

28 January 1929

Frank StellaFrank Stella

12 May 1936

Alan BeanAlan Bean

15 March 1932

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Thomas ColeThomas Cole

01 February 1801

Suze RotoloSuze Rotolo

20 November 1943

Tamara de LempickaTamara de Lempicka

16 May 1898

Grandma MosesGrandma Moses

07 September 1860

Romare BeardenRomare Bearden

02 September 1911

Albert BierstadtAlbert Bierstadt

07 January 1830

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Jenny HolzerJenny Holzer

29 July 1950

Josef AlbersJosef Albers

19 March 1888

Barnett NewmanBarnett Newman

29 January 1905