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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from United States
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Born in the United States, Aberjhani was educated at several American colleges according to his posted CVs and served in the U.S. Air Force and Reserves for almost a decade. His writing career started with the Air Force as a photo-journalist and editor in Alaska and England. He later became a well-known spoken word artist and poet. His work appeared frequently in ESSENCE Magazine during the 1990s but he himself withdrew from public performances to become a caregiver, an experience the author has described in his book, The American Poet Who Went Home Again. His versatility as a writer is exceptional because he has published more than half a dozen books and won recognition in just about every ...more

Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Digital art, Collage

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Katey Sagal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from United States
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Catherine Louise "Katey" Sagal is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her role as Peggy Bundy, Al's sarcastic, lazy, bon-bon-eating wife, on Married... with Children and for her role as Gemma Teller Morrow on the FX series Sons of Anarchy. Sagal is also known for voicing the character Leela on the animated science fiction series Futurama from 1999 to 2013, as well as for starring on the show 8 Simple Rules in the role of Cate Hennessy. In the latter role, she worked with John Ritter until his death, leading to Sagal taking over as the series lead for the remainder of the show's run. From 2008-14, she has portrayed Gemma across the entire run of Sons of Anarchy, ...more

Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Nationality: United States of America

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Linda McCartney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from United States
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Linda Louise, Lady McCartney was an American musician, photographer and animal rights activist, and was married to Paul McCartney, of the Beatles. In 1969, Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman, and their marriage was blessed at St John's Wood Church. Later, they formed McCartney's band, Wings. In the same year Paul adopted Heather Louise, Linda's daughter from her first marriage to Joseph Melville See. The McCartneys had three children: Mary Anna, Stella Nina, and James Louis. She wrote several vegetarian cookbooks, became a business entrepreneur, and was a professional photographer, publishing Linda McCartney's Sixties: Portrait of an Era. McCartney was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995, ...more

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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Erwin Panofsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from United States
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Erwin Panofsky was a German art historian. His academic career was pursued mostly in the U.S. after the rise of the Nazi regime. Panofsky's work remains highly influential in the modern academic study of iconography, and many of his works are still in print, including Studies in Iconology: Humanist Themes in the Art of the Renaissance, and his eponymous 1943 study of Albrecht Dürer. ...more

Birthplace: Hanover, Germany

Nationality: United States of America, Germany

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