Famous American Art

American Prints offer some of the best art in the world with American artists being particularly influential in contemporary art, with further key figures in the Hudson River School of landscape painters, impressionism and several other mainstream art movements.

Below is a list of the famous American artists whose prints are ready to buy from this website. Each American artist also has a description of their work included alongside.

Each of the artists below have prints available to buy from links to our recommended art retailer, Art.com, who we use reguarly ourselves. The links we provide will take you straight to the print that you're after. Their original oil paintings are available as art print reproductions, unframed posters, stretched canvases and framed giclee prints.

American painters have become particularly well known in contemporary art movements such as Pop Art and abstract art as well as producing several members of the impressionist and realist arts movement and others in more traditional styles such as the Hudson River School and Romanticism. Below is a patriotic print of the American flag by abstract artist Jasper Johns.

American art is varied to the extreme and this reflects the mixed contributors who have come to settle in the country from all corners of the globe to find a suitable location to get the most out of their lives.

In many cases the artists below have had to come to America to escape prodlems in their birth places, whilst others have come from richer established families who have been able to allow their children to get the most from their natural skills.

The United States is a country which has been strong in the arts ever since it's existence with impressive contributions in film, television, theatre and of course art. The likes of Italy and France had dominated art from the 15th to 19th century but the talents are now more widely spread internationally, with many of the best to be found in America.

For those who love American art prints, you may like Washington Crossing the Delaware which is covered in detail here. It was a painting by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze that covered an historic moment in the American revolutionary war and is amongst the most patriotic American prints you could buy.

Below you can find short biography introductions to the careers of perhaps the most famous of all American painters included in this website along with a choice of one of their best known works, which you can buy online by choosing the links included alongside.

Further American artists will be added in the future as this site aims to be truly inclusive of all major artists from the United States as well as covering Native American and African American sections in detail too.

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

20th Century American Pop Art Artist Andy Warhol is one of the most famous American artists of all time and a talented illustrator who helped bring about the 20th century art movement of Pop Art. The list of famous works by Warhol, including his "Warhol Stars" is almost endless, but there a shorter list of some of his best paintings below.

Warhol perfectly understood the role of commercial America in art and linked the two together in his work.

Famous prints by American artist Andy Warhol included Turquoise Marilyn, Elvis, Electric Chair, Mao Tse-tung, Flowers, 100 Campbell Soup Cans, Mick Jagger, Jackie Kennedy, Self-Portrait, Campbell's Soup II: Vegetarian Vegetable, Cow and Shoes.

Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe was a famous contemporary artist most famous for her closeup paintings of many different types of flowers. The have become very popular choices as framed prints and offer an attractive feminine option to a male dominated art scene.

O'Keeffe is one of the most famous female artists of all time, and also even more loved beyond her considerable skills because of the style of her work.

Famous paintings by American artist Georgia O'Keeffe included Ram's Head White Hollyhock and Little Hills and Blue and Green Music.

Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns is a truly contemporary artist best known for his depiction of the American flag, as seen at the start of this page. Jasper Johns has received the Artist of the year and National Medal of Arts in his time and is broadly classified in the art movements of Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dada and Pop Art.

Famous prints by American artist Jasper Johns included Flag, White Flag, Target with Plaster Casts, False Start, Three Flags, Coathanger, Painting With Two Balls, Painted Bronze, Device, Periscope (Hart Crane), The Critic Sees, Study for Skin, Figure Five, Voice, Skull, Tantric Detail, Seasons, Numbers in Color and Titanic.

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein stands alongside Andy Warhol in being a key influence in the rise of 20th century Pop Art. Lichtenstein similarly was a great illustrator but his best known works followed an interesting cartoon style commonly depicting glamorous women and action scenes.

Famous prints by American artist Roy Lichtenstein included Girl With Hair Ribbon, Drowning Girl, Whaam!, Blam, M-Maybe, Kiss V, Seductive Girl, Ohhh... Alright..., Thinking of Him, Still Life with Crystal Bowl Peace Through Chemistry, Girl with Ball, In the Car, Spray, Landscape with Figures, Cloud and Sea, Reflection in Miror, Big Painting No. 6 and Stepping Out.

Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper produced many great realism oil paintings such as Nighthawks. The American made over 400 excellent works by the end of his career and he was well known for depicting interesting scenarios with impressive atmosphere.

Hopper stuck closely to his preferred style which proved successful and simply chose to experiment with different topics as his subjects.

Famous prints by American artist Edward Hopper included Summer Interior, Road in Maine, Blackhead, Monhegan, The Mansard Roof, House by the Railroad, Self-Portrait, Sunday, Drug Store, Light at Two Lights, Prospect Street, Gloucester, Chop Suey, The Lighthouse at Two Lights, Corn Hill (Truro, Cape Cod), Early Sunday Morning, Hotel Room, Cape Cod Afternoon, The Circle Theatre, Compartment C, Car 293, Cod Evening, New York Movie, Gas, Office at Night, The Lee Shore and Nighthawks.

Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock was an abstract expressionist will a recognisable style of seemingly-random expressions of colored paint right across large canvases which art fans seem to like or dislike as the case maybe.

Pollock was undeniably talented and his paintings make popular prints even today as abstract art becomes more mainstream.

Famous prints by American artist Jackson Pollock included No. 5, Number 1, Lucifer and Convergence.

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat was perhaps the first African-American painter to achieve huge international fame and did so as highly original member of the neo-expressionist art movement, specialising in Graffiti art combined with traditional oil painting.

Famous prints by American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat included Untitled acrylic, Untitled (skull) and Profit I.

Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell is a much loved and well recognised American artist who developed his original style from magazine front covers to oil paintings as his career expanded.

His long career produced several thousands of works by the end and is best known for the charm in detail of illustration that each of his paintings offered.

There would typically be a combination of interesting characters that make his paintings truly intriguing.

Famous prints by American artist Norman Rockwell included Scout at Ship's Wheel, Santa and Scouts in Snow, Boy and Baby Carriage, Golden Rule, The Problem We All Live With, Southern Justice (Murder in Mississippi), Circus Barker and Strongman, Doctor and Doll, The Four Freedoms, Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Worship, Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear, Rosie the Riveter, Going and Coming, Gramps at the Plate, Redhead Loves Hatty Perkins, People in a Theatre Balcony, Tain't You, Cousin Reginald Goes to the Country, Santa and Expense Book, Mother Tucking Children into Bed, The Rookie, No Swimming, Santa with Elves, Bottom of the Sixth and Saying Grace.

List of Famous American Artists

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • William Holbrook Beard
  • George Bellows
  • Frank Weston Benson
  • Thomas Benton
  • Albert Bierstadt
  • Mary Cassatt
  • Frederic Church
  • Thomas Cole
  • Cassius Marcellus Coolidge
  • Willem de Kooning
  • Charles Demuth
  • Richard Diebenkorn
  • Thomas Eakins
  • Helen Frankenthaler
  • Arshile Gorky
  • Keith Haring
  • Childe Hassam
  • Winslow Homer
  • Edward Hopper
  • George Inness
  • Jasper Johns
  • Ellsworth Kelly
  • Franz Kline
  • Jeff Koons
  • Sol LeWitt
  • Roy Lichtenstein
  • Willard Metcalf
  • Robert Motherwell
  • Barnett Newman
  • Kenneth Noland
  • Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Maxfield Parrish
  • Jackson Pollock
  • Edward Henry Potthast
  • Maurice Prendergast
  • Robert Rauschenberg
  • Man Ray
  • Norman Rockwell
  • James Rosenquist
  • Kay Sage
  • John Singer Sargent
  • Gilbert Stuart
  • Wayne Thiebaud
  • John Trumbull
  • John Henry Twachtman
  • Andy Warhol
  • Benjamin West
  • James Whistler
  • Grant Wood
  • Andrew Wyeth

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