The Best Pop Art Artists Artists

The Best Pop Art Artists

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List of famous Pop art artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Pop art movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter. These notable Pop art period artists are organized by popularity, so the best artists are at the top of the list. If you think the best Pop art artist isn't as high as they should be then be sure to vote that artist up.

Pop art, which emerged in the 50s and rose in popularity throughout the 60s, seeked to challenge the idea of fine art. Pop artists would take images and ideas that were a part of culture (such as advertisements and movie stars) and place it in a context. Pop art paintings would often be humorous, and irony was a key element of the style. This list features artists like Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and more!

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous Pop art artists?" and "Who are the best Pop art artists?"

Almost every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You can use the artists in this factual list to create a new one, just like this one, to start your own.


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    Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became ...more

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    • Artworks: Campbell's Soup Cans, Marilyn Monroe, Diana Vreeland, Truman Capote and Liza Minelli, A Set of Six Self-Portraits, + more
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Pop art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Photography, Painting, Printmaking
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    Roy Lichtenstein
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    Roy Fox Lichtenstein was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the basic premise of pop art through parody. Favoring the comic strip as his main inspiration, ...more

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    • Artworks: Drowning Girl, Whaam!, Roast Turkey Shopping Bag, Rouen Cathedral Set V [right], Artist's Studio The Dance", + more
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Pop art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking
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    Keith Allen Haring was an American artist and social activist whose work responded to the New York City street culture of the 1980s by expressing concepts of birth, death, sexuality, and war. Haring's work was often heavily political and his imagery has become a widely recognized visual language of the ...more

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    • Artworks: Keith and Julia, Installation Shafrazi Gallery 1982, Micheal Stewart - USA for Africa, Debbie Dick, St. Sebastian, + more
    • Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Graffiti, Pop art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Jacques Rosas Added by: JacquesRosas

    Jacques Rosas works is the founder of Shop Studios in New York and is know fot his street art, fine art and Shop Studios.
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    Jasper Johns
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    Jasper Johns is an American painter and printmaker.more

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    • Artworks: Flag, White Flag, 0 though 9, 1961, Numbers in Color, + more
    • Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Mixed media, Abstract expressionism, Neo-Dada, Pop art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking
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    Charles Fazzino Added by: digsart

    Charles Fazzino is an American pop artist, known for his silkscreen serigraphs in a 3D pop art style.more

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    • Artworks: Super Bowl, Major League Baseball All-Stars, Olympic Art, JFK International Airport Collection for American Airlines
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Pop Art
    • Nationality: Finland
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Prints, Installation
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    David Hockney, OM CH RA is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. He lives in Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, and Kensington, London. Hockney maintains two residences in California, where he lived on and off for over 30 years: one in Nichols Canyon, Los ...more

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    • Artworks: A Bigger Grand Canyon, Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, A Closer Grand Canyon, Kerby (After Hogarth) Useful Knowledge, Seated Woman Being Served Tea by Standing Companion, + more
    • Birthplace: Bradford, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Pop art
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Photography, Painting, Printmaking
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    Robert Indiana, born Robert Clark, is an American artist associated with the pop art movement. His "LOVE" print, first created for the Museum of Modern Art's Christmas card in 1965, was the basis for the widely distributed 1973 United States Postal Service "LOVE" stamp. His media include paper and ...more

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    • Artworks: LOVE, Love, The Fair Rebecca, Love
    • Birthplace: New Castle, Indiana, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Hard-edge painting, Pop art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Romero Britto

    Romero Britto
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    Romero Britto is a Brazilian Neo-pop artist, painter, serigrapher, and sculptor. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work. Britto has lived in Miami, Florida since 1989. Shortly after Britto arrived in the United States, Michel Roux, founder of Absolute Vodka's Absolute ...more

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    • Artworks: Mona Cat, Growing As A Child, Dance of Hearts, Brendan‘s Whale, Best Friends, + more
    • Birthplace: Recife, Brazil
    • Associated periods or movements: Pop art
    • Nationality: United States of America, Brazil
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking
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    Peter Max
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    Peter Max is a German-born American illustrator and graphic artist, known for the use of psychedelic shapes and color palettes as well as spectra in his work. At first, works in this style appeared on posters and were seen on the walls of college dorms across America. Max then became fascinated with new ...more

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    • Artworks: Flag With Heart, Beauty and The Foe, Expo 74 Postage Stamp, Liberty, America 2000, + more
    • Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
    • Associated periods or movements: Pop art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Wayne Thiebaud
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    Wayne Thiebaud is an American painter best known for his colorful works depicting commonplace objects—pies, lipsticks, paint cans, ice cream cones, pastries, and hot dogs—as well as for his landscapes and figures. He is associated with the Pop art movement because of his interest in objects of mass ...more

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    • Artworks: Flatland River, Display Cakes, Cut Meringues, Sunset Streets
    • Birthplace: Mesa, Arizona, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Bay Area Figurative Movement, Nouveau réalisme, Pop art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking
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    Richard Clay "Rip" Hamilton is a retired American professional basketball player who played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association. Playing for the Detroit Pistons for most of his career, Hamilton also had short tenures with the Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls. A three-time All-Star, ...more

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    Robert Rauschenberg did not originally set out to become an artist. Born in Texas in the 1920s, Rauschenberg grew up in a fairly strict and frugal Christian household. As a teenager, he hoped to become a minister. However, he eventually switched paths. Rauschenberg attended the University of Texas and ...more

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    • Artworks: Lincoln, Dam, Whale, Moon Museum, Untitled (Glossy Black Painting), + more
    • Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Mixed media, Abstract expressionism, Neo-Dada, Postmodernism, Pop art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Sir Peter Thomas Blake, CBE, RDI, RA is an English pop artist, best known for co-creating the sleeve design for the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.more

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    • Artworks: On the balcony, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    • Birthplace: Dartford, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Pop art
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking
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    Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi CBE RA was a Scottish sculptor and artist.more

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    • Artworks: The Artist as Hephaestus, A Maximis Ad Minima, Athena, Newton (after Blake), Vulcan, + more
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Pop art
    • Nationality: Scotland, United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Tom Wesselmann
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    Tom Wesselmann was an American artist associated with the Pop Art movement who worked in painting, collage and sculpture.more

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    • Artworks: Still Life #20, Still Life #30, Mouth, 7, Great American Nude, + more
    • Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Pop art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Collage
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    Johnny Taylor

    Johnny Taylor is an American painter known for his colorful, pop culture-fueled paintings of "the heroes, the memories and memorabilia, and the pop art/graffiti/kitsch that make up America." Taylor was born in the town of Helena, Arkansas and was raised mainly in and around Memphis, Tennessee. He ...more

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    • Birthplace: Helena, Arkansas, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Pop art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Takashi Murakami
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    Takashi Murakami is an internationally prolific contemporary Japanese artist. He works in fine arts media—such as painting and sculpture—as well as what is conventionally considered commercial media —fashion, merchandise, and animation— and is known for blurring the line between high and low arts. He ...more

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    • Artworks: 727
    • Birthplace: Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Pop art, Superflat
    • Nationality: Japan
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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    Jim Dine
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    Jim Dine is an American pop artist. He is sometimes considered to be a part of the Neo-Dada movement.more

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    • Artworks: Five Feet of Colorful Tools, Double Isometric Self Portrait, Hammer Noises, Blue Clamp, Tattoo
    • Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Neo-Dada, Pop art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
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    Claes Oldenburg
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    Claes Oldenburg is an American sculptor, best known for his public art installations typically featuring very large replicas of everyday objects. Another theme in his work is soft sculpture versions of everyday objects. Many of his works were made in collaboration with his wife, Coosje van Bruggen, who ...more

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    • Artworks: Moon Museum, Chiat/Day Office Building, Bedroom Ensemble 2/3, Soft Typewriter, The Button, + more
    • Birthplace: Sweden, Stockholm County, Eurasia, Stockholm, Stockholm Municipality
    • Associated periods or movements: Pop art
    • Nationality: Sweden, United States of America
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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