4 Most Famous American Artists And Their Masterpiece You Should Know About

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Famous American artists’ style was primarily based on English paintings. In the 20th century, the United States began to influence on an international level through its art, and till the 19th century, many American artists became well known in the world of art. ‘Realism’ was the first prominent art movement in the United States. And this art movement depicted the lives of ordinary people and contemporary social realities. 

To achieve international influence, Abstract Expressionism was the first specific American movement. This movement emphasizes conveying strong emotional content through abstraction. Abstract Expressionism was followed by the Pop Art movement, which was characterized by the use of recognizable popular culture like comic book characters, advertisements, celebrities. 

Like this, there are many stories and movements connected to many famous American artists. In this article, we are going to introduce the top 5 most famous American artists. 

4 Most Famous American Artists

Alexander Calder

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Alexander Calder got Born on July 22, 1898, and died November 11, 1976; this famous American artist is Alexander Calder, who is one of the most influential sculptors of the twentieth century. He is the most acclaimed American sculptor and famous for his invention of the mobile. It was an abstract sculpture that moves in response to air currents by taking advantage of the principle of equilibrium. Not only mobiles, but Alexander Calder also made wire sculptures, stabiles, static sculptures, toys, oil paintings, theatrical sets, and many more. 

Norman Rockwell

A man

Born on February 3, 189,4, and died on November 8, 197,8, this famous American artist is Norman Rockwell, who was a prolific artist. In his lifetime, he was able to produce more than 4,000 original works. ‘The Saturday Evening Post where most of his works were created as cover illustrations, and he also created the Look magazine. ‘Four Freedoms Series in 1943 is one of his masterpieces. The Problem We All Live With (1964) and Rosie the Riveter (1943) are Norman Rockwell’s other famous works. 

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat got Born on December 22, 1960, and died on August 12, 1988; this famous American artist was homeless and unemployed when he started his career as a graffiti artist. Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work was characterized by handling rough material and intense subjectivity. The Skull (1981) is Jean-Michel Basquiat’s masterpiece, and Trumpet (1984), Flexible (1982) were his other famous art pieces. 

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein got Born on October 27, 1923, and died on September 29, 1997; this famous American artist worked in Cubism and Abstract Expressionism before he moved to Pop Art. All of his best work was inspired by comic strips and popular advertising that became iconic images of the movement. Whaam! (1963) is Roy Lichtenstein’s masterpiece and Drowning Girl (1963), Oh, Jeff I Love You Too But, (1964) are his other famous art pieces. 


People die, but good work like art masterpieces stays alive for centuries and ages. This is it in this article where we have told you about the most famous American artists and a little bit about their life and artwork. 

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