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List of famous Pop art artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. You might also ant to check out Andy Warhol's famous paintings and the greatest works of Roy Lichtenstein. 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.

Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pop Art Artists
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Andy Warhol


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 ...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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pop Art Artists
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Roy Lichtenstein


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 ...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: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Associated periods or movements: Pop art

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking

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Keith Haring is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pop Art Artists
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Keith Haring


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 ...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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Jasper Johns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pop Art Artists
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Jasper Johns


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, USA

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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Robert Indiana is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Art Artists
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Robert Indiana


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: USA, Indiana, New Castle

Associated periods or movements: Hard-edge painting, Pop art

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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David Hockney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pop Art Artists
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David Hockney


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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Romero Britto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pop Art Artists
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Romero Britto


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 ...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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Wayne Thiebaud is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pop Art Artists
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Wayne Thiebaud


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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