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american artists, compiled


From: MaryAnn Kohl (maryann_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Nov 28 2001 - 13:00:33 PST

I didn't get very many responses about what you suggest presenting to kids
in the way of lessons about American artists (about six reponses). But here
they are! I have added quite a bit of info to the list myself, as I am
putting together a list for my own use. Hope you can use the info too. It's
quite imcomplete at this point... if you add to it, let me know!

 ~ MaryAnn F. Kohl ~

A - B

Adams, Ansel photography

Albright, Ivan American Magic Realist Painter, 1897-1983

Allen, Terry sculpture Terry Allen's work is known for its narrative
content combining human drama with metaphor and make-believe. Belief   Trees

Bearden, Romare African American- collage ­ printmaking "Know the

Bellows, George Realist Artist. Painter and Lithographer. Famous for
lithography. Broad range of subjects. Style was rich and clear and /or
based on 'searingly raw images' Born Columbus, OH 1882-1925
" A Stag at Sharky's

Burchfield, Charles American Scene Painter, 1893-1967


Calder, Alexander

Cassatt, Mary

Catlett, Elizabeth

Catlin, Geoge portraits of American Indians

Chicago, Judy Feminist artist. Collaborative works. Multi media works.
Born Chicago, IL 1939 still living
(gallery) The Dinner Party, Womanhouse, The Holocaust project

Chihuly, Dale glass blowing

Chuck Close portrait grids

Copely, John Singleton (Watcon and the Shi stopainng. Classical
romantic.) Portraits, realism, picture of person accompanied by materials
of his everyday life. Born Boston, MA 1738-1815 :
Watson and the Shark Jacob Fowle, John
Hancock draw/paint a portrait of a friend (or other). In the picture,
include drawings of things important to them or from their daily lives

Cornell, Joseph American Assemblage. Usually simple glass fronted boxes
w/ collections arranged inside. He chose usually photographs and Victorian
bric-a-brac broken and rearranged Born in Nyac, NY 1903-1972
" (links to works
and bio etc) (pics of works w/
titles and years) (personal, nice
l.html (nice pics of some works)
" Hotel Eden, A Parrot for Juan Gris, Object(Roses de Vents), Bacall


Davis, Stuart Web Museum - Stuart Davis, Sheldon Memorial Collection -
Stuart Davis, Mark Harden's Artchive- Stuart Davis , Walker Art Center
Interview with Stuart Davis, Jazz- Swing Era Art Gallery University of
Virginia , Jazz- Swing Era Art Gallery University of Virginia , Stuart Davis
- Links to online images, American Abstract Painter, C.1894-1964
de St. Phalle, Nikki

DeKooning, Willem Central figure of Abstract Expressionism. Different
phases: Black and white cubist series, concurrent with large paintings of
female figures (Woaman in Sundress) then came the 'abstract urban
landscapes' of 'slashing lines and colliding figures'. Brushstrokes always
apparent in his works, GESTURE used in painting important. Used the colors
rose/yellow/green/blue/white Born in Rotterdam, Hollandin1904. Emigrated
to US in 1927 (stowaway on ship) Died 1997
" (bio
links to pics of works) (links to
pics, links to articles on De Kooning).

DeKooning, Willem (MORE) Painting (1948, Women, I(1950-52), Gotham News
(1955) Focus on the motion of painting/drawing. Make a
happy/sad/angry/silly painting using movements/strokes that feel happy/angry

Demuth, Charles   American Precisionist Painter. Definition of
'Precisionism': also called 'Cubist Realism', a realistic rendering of the
object, but with emphasis on its geometrical form. Demuth was a master
watercolorist. Early works were scribbled lines under loose washes. Most
known for still lifes, mainly of flowers, but also industrial looking hard
edged works. Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1883-1935 " (biography)
tml (pics of his works) (This is
a Good one..good article on artist, links to other articles also pics of his
works and the poem on which I Saw The Figure 5 in Gold is based)
" I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold (1928), My Egypt (1927), Apples

Diebenkorn, Richard   American Abstract Painter. Most well known for
his late works the 'Ocean Park' series.These are abstract landscapes reduced
to simploe lines and color..rectangles, open, light. Suggestions of the
landscape. Love hate relationship with Abstract Expressionism. Style has
been called Absract landscape and 'Californian'. compositions formed around
lines. Born in Portland, OR , reared in San Francisco. 1922-1993 "
(pics and captions telling about the works and the artist).
(oral history interviewsŠtapes of)
(Hooray for Sister Wendy!)
" The Ocean Park series Draw the shapes of things the suggestions. OR
project with pen/pencil drawings of still lifes with loose water color
washes over them for color.

Dine, Jim     American Pop Artist, Born 1935

Doolittle, Bev

E - F

Eakins, Thomas best known for paintings of atheletes, rowers, as in Max
Schmitt in a Single Scull

Escobar, Marisol

Estes, Richard    American Photorealist Painter, Born 1936

Evans, Walker American Photographer, 1903-1975

Fish, Janet American Contemporary Realist Painter, Born 1938

Flack, Audrey Artist's profile  Banana Split  Artcyclopedia links

Folwell, Judy pottery

Frankenthaler, Helen

Fuller, Buckminster American Architect and Designer and Inventor,

Fuller, George Portraits - American, 1822-1884

G - H

Gilliam, Sam African-American Painter, Born 1933

Giovanopoulos, Paul His original vision involved a carefully composed
repetitive grid of panels as the base of a painting. Giovanopoulos then
interpreted each panel, transforming the object within through "visual
signatures" from art history

Graves, Morris   American Abstract Expressionist Painter and Sculptor,

Graves, Nancy   Sculptor, 1940-1995

Grooms, Red installations/sculptures

Hanson, Duane   American Photorealist Sculptor, Born 1925

Hardin, Helen for her use of modern tools and techniques with
traditional Indian motifs

Haring, Keith Know the Artist Links page

Hart Benton, Thomas Biography, Exhibitions, Murals and more.

Hass, Richard

Hesse, Eva German/American Minimalist Painter and Sculptor, 1936-1970

Hicks, Edward allegories, new england folk art

Homer, Winslow

I - J

Inness, George landscapes, romantic. "poetic"

Johns, Jaspar

Johnson, William Internet Lesson  Additional Links

Johnston, Joshua African-American, Active 1796-1824

K - L

Kahn, Albert   American Architect 1869 - 1942

Lange, Dorothea

Lawrence, Jacob   Internet Lesson

Lewis, Edmonia African-American Sculptor, C.1845-1911

Lewis, Lucy Native American Potter, 1902-1992

Lichetenstein, Roy

Louis, Morris American Abstract Expressionist Painter, 1912-1962

M - N

Martinez, Maria Native American Potter, C.1889-1980

Neel, Alice

Nevelson, Louise

Noland, Kenneth     American Abstract Expressionist Painter, Born 1924

O - P

OšKeeffe, Georgia She loved to roller-skate in an old school gym near
her place in the southwest and when she got too old to skate herself, her
assistant would carry her on his back and roller skate her around the gym
according to sculptor, Jesus Bautista Morales .

Peale, Rembrandt also: Raphaelle, James, Charles W. portrait
classical, still life realism, interesting family of artists

Oldenburg, Claes  

Pollock, Jackson

Q - R

Raffael, Joseph American Contemporary Realist Painter, Born 1933

Rauschenberg, Robert

Remmington , Frederick Collection of Western Art

Richardson, Sid

Ringgold, Faith

Rockwell, Norman

Rothko, Mark

Russell , Charles Collection of Western Art


Saar, Alison

Saar, Betye

Sargent, John Singer

Segal, George Figure Sculpture Internet Lesson Links page   Additional

Shahn, Ben

Skoglund, Sandy

Smith, David

Stella, Frank

Stuart, Gilbert portraits of famous founding father, G. Washington etc.

Sullivan, Louis   American Architect, 1856-1924

T - U- V

Thiebaud, Wayne

W - X - Y - Z

Walker, William American, 1838-1921

Warhol, Andy Know the Artist" Andy Warhol EMS student page

Washington, Timothy   African American Sculptor

Weston, Edward

Whistler, James

Wood, Grant American Gothic A must see site - Sculptural take-offs on the
famous work by Grant Wood - "American Gothic"

Wright, Frank Lloyd

Wyeth, Andrew

Wyeth, Jamie American Contemporary Realist Painter, Born 1946

Wyeth, N.C.
Bierstadt, Albert romantic paintngs of the American west

Whistler, James McNeill as in Arrangement in Grey and Black (Whistler's
Mother). Mid 1800's, portraits, figures.

Bingham, George Caleb mid-1800's regionalist. Fur Traders on the Missouri

Tiffany, Louis Comfort stained glass mid to late 1800's

Currier and Ives printers of mid-1800's Lithographers sold as "Publishers
of cheap and Popular Pictures" by a wide variety of artists, but uniquely
American art

Roebling, John Augustus designer of the Brooklyn Bridge 1893

Remington, Frederick western artist, bronze sculopture, early 1800's

Britto, Romero,,,

Sargent, John Singer portraits, realist, late 1800 early 1900's;
Carnation, Lilly Lily Rose is one of his best known images

Tanner, Heny Rossaa black american portraits (The Banjo Player), late
1800-early 1900