Category Painters and Artists

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) by Robert Godberson and Ali Hussain

Overview Known as one of the most iconic and influential artists of the 1960s, Roy Lichtenstein was a pop artists who pioneered the new art movement of the mid 20th century. The popularization of pop art and art through parody… Continue Reading →

Jeff Koons

Cultual Context: Jeff Koons work ranges from sexual themes to forms such as net-kitsch which means works that considered of questionable aesthetic value. He started his work in the 80’s and blended styles of pop, conceptual, craft, and appropriation in… Continue Reading →

Jeff Koons (1995-Present) by Sunreet Kaur

Jeff Koons is an artist known to be inspired by items not typically considered art, such as inflatable plastic toys or vacuum cleaners. He strips industrially-made objects for their practical purposes and presents them as art. He took an interest… Continue Reading →

Andy Warhol by Alan Glikman and Talita-Elena Vuvunikyan

Early Life Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on August 6th, 1928, to two Czechoslovakian immigrant parents, Ondrej and Julia Warhola. His parents had two sons before him, named John and Paul. They were a religious family and attended… Continue Reading →

Kehinde Wiley by Stella Chung and Masha Fomitchova

Background Information Born on February 28, 1977, Kehinde Wiley was raised by his mother in Los Angeles, California. His father, who was studying in California to be an architect, went back to Nigeria before he was born. Wiley’s mother was… Continue Reading →

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) by Sherry Chen and Sidonya Hakimi

Background  Jackson Pollock was an influential American painter who became the leading force behind the abstract expressionist movement. Pollock’s unique and innovative abstract style opened new opportunities to contemporary modern art and redefined the meaning of aesthetic paintings. His courage… Continue Reading →

Joseph Cornell by Karishma Malhotra and Jun Huang

Background Information Born in Nyack, New York in 1903, Cornell was the oldest of four siblings. When he was thirteen his family became financially unstable as his father passed away due to Leukemia. Their family then relocated to Long Island… Continue Reading →

Palmer Hayden (1890- 1973)

Palmer Hayden: An Artist and Social Commentator during the Harlem Renaissance Biography, Significant Works, and Cultural Contributions Palmer C. Hayden (January 15’th 1890 – February 18, 1973) was a prolific American artist of the early 20th century. He sketched and… Continue Reading →

Augusta Savage

Background Life Born in 1892 in Florida, Augusta Savage came from a traditional family who didn’t support her early art endeavours. As a child, she always loved fidgeting around and creating small sculptures with the natural clay she found in… Continue Reading →

Aaron Douglas (1899-1979)

Life and Career Aaron Douglas was born on May 26th, 1899 in Topeka, Kansas.  He worked several different jobs while growing up and began making art while he was a young boy.  After graduating from Topeka High School in 1917,… Continue Reading →

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