Lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists; 'Mother And Child' was a constant theme in her works.
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926)
Artist connected with Iowa who painted American Gothic.
Best known for his illustrations for Playboy, and for his association with Duran Duran for whom he designed the cover of the best selling album Rio.
Patrick Nagel (1945-1984)
His most famous painting Nighthawks (1942) was inspired by a diner in his home neighborhood in Manhattan.
Edward Hopper (1882-1967)
The Agnew Clinic, The Gross Clinic, Max Schmitt in a Single Scull.
Thomas Eakins (1844-1916)
This artist was married to the photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)
Haitian American artist known for graffiti.
Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)
He achieved fame with his Toussaint L'ouverture Series depicting the slave rebellion in Haiti; also known for Migration Series.
Now located at Marblehead in Massachusetts, The Spirit of '76 by this artist shows two Revolutionary War drummers & a fife player.
Lived in the period 1856-1925 and painted the portraits of socially prominent people.
John Singer Sargent
This painter is often referenced by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (a longtime admirer) in Peanuts.
American artist known for sports art.
This other Benjamin was a close friend of Benjamin Franklin, whose portrait he painted.
Benjamin West (1738-1820)
Missouri artist known for murals.
Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
Best known for his painting Flag (1954-55), which he painted after having a dream of the American flag.
Artist who was based in Maine known for his seascapes.
Thomas Moran (1837-1926) was an artist of the Hudson River School and his vision of the Western landscape was critical to the creation of this first US National Park.
Regarded as the founder of the Hudson River School
Thomas Cole (1801-1848)
Drip period (1947-50); In 2006, his No. 5, 1948 became the world's most expensive painting, when it was bought for $140 million.
Jackson Pollack (1912-1956)
Watson and the Shark, Paul Revere.
John Singleton Copley (1738-1815)
Best remembered for his propaganda poster I Want You For US Army.
James Montgomery Flagg
Best-known for his painting Washington Crossing the Delaware.
Emanuel Leutze (1816-1868)
Known for his portrait of George Washington that appears on the $1 bill.
Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)
Notable for the mass marketing of his work as printed reproductions; characterizes himself as "___, Painter of Light."
Saturday Evening Post; best-known of his works are the Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter, Saying Grace (1951), Triple Self-Portrait and the Four Freedoms series.
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)
Famous for his historical paintings including his Declaration of Independence, which appears on the reverse of the $2 dollar bill.
John Trumbull (1756-1843)
Beloved artist who started painting very late in life; a collector discovered her paintings in a Hoosick Falls, New York drugstore window in 1938.
Grandma Moses (1860-1961)
Referred to as the 'Painter of the People' due to his popularity with the American public - he depicted his neighbor Helga in over 240 of his works.
This artist was known for his bold depictions of urban life in New York City as well as boxing matches.
His most famous image is Whaam! (1963), adapted from a comic-book panel.
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)