Justin Bower was San Francisco born in 1975. He paints people looking like double exposed photographs. There are two sets of eyes, nose, and mouth right underneath each other. In some of his portraits, he has thick black and white lines and thin black and white lines. It looks like he cuts and pastes small pastel picture clippings in various parts of the picture around the portrait.
Thomas Kinkade. William Thomas Kinkade III was born in Sacramento, California on January 13,1958. Kinkade liked landscape painting. One of his most popular portraits is a winter scene at Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley. It’s called Christmas at Graceland, and it even includes figures of Priscilla, and Elvis, holding baby Lisa in his arms, and standing in back of his pink Cadillac.
Mike Stilkey is a native of Tarzana, California who was born on October 15, 1975. He specializes in book sculpture paintings. He likes to draw people who are surrounded by stacks of books. He takes stacks of books and paints images on the middle of the bindings. One favorite portrait is of a pianist. The piano keys, painting on book covers and bindings seems to stretch out almost in an S pattern. The pianist is dressed in a tuxedo with stacks of books in the background.
Elmac | Miles ‘Mac’ MacGregor. Mac was born the son of an engineer in 1980 in Los Angeles, California. He uses acrylics to wall paint, also known as Street Art. He paints portraits on stone walls an on wooden doors. In 2012, he painted an album cover of black and white lines and swirls similar to fingerprints of the member’s images for the rock group, No Doubt.
Alex Schaefer was born in Los Angeles in 1969. He loves drawing pictures of buildings that include Chase Bank, tall buildings, shopping malls,and more. Although he’s not an arsonist,he draws his buildings, making them look like there is a huge fire looming.
David Michael Lee was born in Orange County California in the late 1970s. He likes mixing sewn scraps of fabric with paint, creating three dimensional and animated paintings. Lee works as a college professor of art and a curator who arranges art shows of his works and other people’s art.
California has more than entertainers with talent in the arts. Bower, Kinkade, MzcGregor, Schaefer, and Lee are the many innovative artists in California.
Many artists hail from the USA. They have worked in many venues. Both contemporary and artists from a by gone area hail from the USA are known for the mediums they liked and did use. Many artists that have gained fame came from the United States. Europe does not have a monopoly on artists.
Some of the more famous artists that were American included Winslow Homer with his Marine Landscapes. Whistler’s Mother portrait was from the US as well and was painted by the great American artist James McNeil Whistler. Maybe one of the most well known US paintings and painters is as Grant Wood who pained American Gothic painting. The American artist espousing American family values Norman Rockwell, was also American. These are some well known artists only a few of many.
The abstract artist Jackson Pollack was also from the United States. Other artists that hailed form the US would be Andy Warhol from the US. The sculpter Alexander Calder was a fellow Pittsburgh native. These are both well known artists and have had massive appeal worldwide.
Other famous American artists would include Georgia O”Keefe with her interesting paintings with natural flowers as the subject. Another artist that was American born and famous in her time was Mary Cassat. Andrew and Jamie Wyeth were famous artists who were residents of the Philadelphia area and painted a lots of bucolic landscapes.
Other artists from the United States were some of the impresssionist painters form the Old Lyme School in Connecticut. One of the artists who was very famous especially for his dog portraits was the artist Henry Rankin Poore.
Robert Maplethorpe was an iconic and controversial artist who hailed from the United States. Other artists from the United states thar re famous would include the likes of Ansel Adams the great photographer of nature scenes, as well as Thomas Hart Benton who created the portraits of the American Cowboy and the old West.
Lee Krasner an American expressionist abstract painter was one of the many artists that graced the 20th century. These are some of the artists that have graced the scene over the years.