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List of famous Underground artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Underground movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Underground period artists are organized alphabetically, but you may sort this information by clicking any column. Every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You can use the artists in this fact-based list to create a new one, just like this one, to start your own. List includes Barney Bubbles, Storm Thorgerson and more. (5 items)
Martin Sharp is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Underground Artists
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Martin Ritchie Sharp (21 January 1942 – 1 December 2013) was an Australian artist, cartoonist, songwriter and film-maker. Sharp made contributions to Australian and international culture from the early 1960s, and was called Australia's foremost pop artist. His psychedelic posters of Bob Dylan, Donovan and others rank as classics of the genre, and his covers, cartoons and illustrations were a central feature of OZ magazine, both in Australia and in London. Sharp co-wrote one of Cream's best known songs, "Tales of Brave Ulysses", created the cover art for Cream's Disraeli Gears and Wheels of Fire albums, and in the 1970s became a champion of singer Tiny Tim, and of Sydney's embattled Luna ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Max Ernst, The Bird Man, Jimi Hendrix, Explosion, Bob Dylan, + more

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Associated periods or movements: Underground

Nationality: Australia

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Storm Thorgerson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Underground Artists
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Storm Elvin Thorgerson (28 February 1944 – 18 April 2013) was an English graphic designer and music video director. He created work for artists including Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Phish, Black Sabbath, Peter Gabriel, The Alan Parsons Project, Genesis, Yes, Muse, and Ween. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd

Birthplace: Potters Bar, United Kingdom

Associated periods or movements: Graphic design, Underground

Nationality: England

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Caroline Coon (born 1945) is an English artist, journalist and political activist. Her artwork, which often explores sexual themes from a feminist standpoint, has been exhibited at many major London galleries, including the Saatchi Gallery and the Tate. Caroline was given her first solo painting exhibition at The Gallery Liverpool entitled "Caroline Coon: The Great Offender" which will run through May 2018. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Associated periods or movements: Underground

Nationality: United Kingdom

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Barney Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Underground Artists
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Barney Bubbles

Barney Bubbles (born Colin Fulcher; 30 July 1942 – 14 November 1983) was an English graphic artist whose work encompassed graphic design and music video direction. Bubbles, who also sketched and painted privately, is best known for his distinctive contribution to the design practices associated with the British independent music scene of the 1970s and 1980s. His record sleeves, laden with symbols and riddles, were his most recognisable output. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Associated periods or movements: Underground