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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: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Area code 412, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more

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 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 inspiration, Lichtenstein produced hard-edged, precise compositions that documented while it parodied often in a tongue-in-cheek humorous manner. His work was heavily influenced by both 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 ...more on Wikipedia

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 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 the 20th century. ...more on Wikipedia

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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Romero Britto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pop Art Artists
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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 Absolute Art Ad Campaign, happened by Britto's first studio in Coconut Grove, Florida. Roux quickly asked Britto to reinterpret the famous bottle, which would be published and seen by millions. Consistently challenging himself, Britto has completed other corporate works for Movado, Disney, Enrico Coveri, Pepsi, the United Nations, BMW and Royal Caribbean Cruises. Britto has one main art gallery in ...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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