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Famous Artists from United States

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List of the most popular artists from United States, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous American artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable American artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Artists include everyone from Pietro Pezzati to Linda McCartney.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from United States?" and "Who are the most well-known American artists?"

For further information on these historic American artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated American artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
  • Aberjhani

    The Winged Heart of Valentine's Brilliant Desires, Bright Skylark Literary Productions

    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia

    Associated periods or movementsContemporary art

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Art FormsDigital art, Collage

    American-born multi-genre author Aberjhani (born July 8, 1957, in Savannah, Georgia) is a historian, columnist, novelist, poet, artist, and editor. Although well known for his blog articles on...  more
  • Catherine Louise Sagal (born January 19, 1954) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is known for playing Peggy Bundy on Married... with Children, Leela on Futurama, and Cate Hennessy on...  more

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  • Linda McCartney

    Wings at the Speed of Sound

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Linda Louise McCartney, Lady McCartney (née Eastman; formerly See; September 24, 1941 – April 17, 1998) was an American musician, photographer, animal rights activist and entrepreneur. She was...  more

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  • Erwin Panofsky (March 30, 1892 in Hannover – March 14, 1968 in Princeton, New Jersey) was a German-Jewish art historian, whose academic career was pursued mostly in the U.S. after the rise of the...  more
  • Roger Luke DuBois (born September 10, 1975, Morristown, New Jersey, United States) is an American composer, performer, conceptual new media artist, programmer, record producer and pedagogue based in...  more
  • Darcy Megan Stanger (born June 19, 1971, in Caldwell, Idaho), better known by the pen name Dame Darcy is an alternative cartoonist, fine artist, musician, cabaret performer, and animator/filmmaker....  more
  • Mathieu Bauer

    Matthew Bauer is an American painter, sculptor and musician. He has released music under the alias of Mathieu Bauer but as of 2015 has returned to the use of his real name. His album 'Night Demons'...  more
  • Jim Copp & Ed Brown

    Jim Copp and Ed Brown recorded and released nine albums of stories and songs for children between 1958 and 1971. Andrew James "Jim" Copp III (December 3, 1913 – April 7, 1999) wrote all of the...  more


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