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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

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

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 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

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

Artworks: Flag, White Flag, 0 though 9^! 1961, Numbers in Color, 0 through 9, + 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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