Famous American Realist Painters

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 1 Martin Mull

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 18, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Actor/comedian Martin Mull soared to fame with the soap Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and its spin-off, Fernwood 2 Night. He also delivered an Emmy-nominated performance in Veep and voiced a role in Danny Phantom. An avid painter, too, he has held various exhibitions and released a book of his paintings.

 2 Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper
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Famous As: Realist painter
Birthdate: July 22, 1882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Upper Nyack, New York, United States
Died: May 15, 1967

 3 Thomas Kinkade

Thomas Kinkade
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Died: April 6, 2012

Painter Thomas Kinkade is remembered for his realistic and idyllic themes. He gained fame by selling printed copies of his art through the Thomas Kinkade Company. He called himself the "Painter of Light” and copyrighted the phrase, too. The movie Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage was based on his life.

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 4 Will Sampson

Will Sampson
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA
Died: June 3, 1987

 5 Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth
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Birthdate: July 12, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania,, United States
Died: January 16, 2009

 6 Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: February 24, 1836
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 29, 1910

 7 Thomas Eakins

Thomas Eakins
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 25, 1844
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 25, 1916
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 8 Henry Ossawa Tanner

Henry Ossawa Tanner
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Birthdate: June 21, 1859
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: May 25, 1937

 9 George Catlin

George Catlin
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 26, 1796
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 23, 1872

 10 Michael Whelan

Michael Whelan
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: June 29, 0000
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Culver City, California, United States

 11 George Inness

George Inness
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 1, 1825
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States
Died: August 3, 1894

 12 Ivan Albright

Ivan Albright
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: February 20, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North Harvey, Illinois, United States
Died: November 18, 1983

 13 William Glackens

William Glackens
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 13, 1870
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 22, 1938

 14 George Luks

George Luks
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: August 13, 1867
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 29, 1933

 15 Philip Pearlstein

Philip Pearlstein
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

 16 Kenyon Cox

Kenyon Cox
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 27, 1856
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warren, Ohio, United States
Died: March 17, 1919

 17 John F. Peto

John F. Peto
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 21, 1854
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 23, 1907

 18 Howard Kanovitz

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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: February 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 2, 2009