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The Best Pop Art Artists 

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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, sought 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 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 a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist. ...more on Wikipedia

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 Fox Lichtenstein (; October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) 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 premise of pop art through parody. Inspired by the comic strip, Lichtenstein produced precise compositions that documented while they parodied, often in a tongue-in-cheek manner. His work was influenced by popular advertising and the comic book style. He described pop art as "not 'American' painting but actually industrial painting". His paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City. Whaam! and Drowning Girl are ...more on Wikipedia

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 Allen Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) was an American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s.Haring's work grew to popularity from his spontaneous drawings in New York City subways—chalk outlines of figures, dogs, and other stylized images-on blank black advertising-space backgrounds. After public recognition he created larger scale works, such as colorful murals, many of them commissioned. His imagery has "become a widely recognized visual language". His later work often addressed political and societal themes—especially homosexuality and AIDS—through his own iconography. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Keith and Julia, Installation Shafrazi Gallery 1982, Micheal Stewart - USA for Africa, Debbie Dick, St. Sebastian, + more

Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania

Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Graffiti, Pop art

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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Romero Britto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pop Art Artists
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Romero Britto (born October 6, 1963) is a Brazilian artist, painter, serigrapher and sculptor. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work, using vibrant colors and bold patterns as a visual expression of hope, dreams and happiness. ...more on Wikipedia

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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