Artists to Know About!

Updated: Apr 22


Art teachers are constantly looking for new artists so they can expose their students to as much as possible. Normally, I always know what theme or topic we will be discussing in art and then research new artists that fall under those concepts. I've been formulating an ever-growing list of contemporary artists and art throughout history that I have taught about or want to teach about. Here is that list! Want to add to it? Comment with people I've missed!



The Relationship Between Emotion and Color

  • Picasso- Blue Period

  • Henri Matisse-Harmony in Red

  • Wassily Kandinsky - Yellow Red Blue

  • Edvard Munch - The Scream

Children's Illustrators

Nature/Environments

Identity

Imagine/Wish

Murals

Still Life/Objects

Weather

Family

Daily Life Experiences

Land of Make Believe

Repurpose Objects (some good ones also listed under still life/objects)

Fiber Arts

Rulers and Leaders

  • Nicholas Hilliard - Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I

  • A. Zoffoli - The Walktz

  • Peter Paul Rubens - Coronation of Marie...

  • Head of Nefertiti

  • Shepard Fairey - Barak Obama

  • Kehinde Wiley - Barak and Michelle Obama

Abstract Expression

  • Helen Frankenthaler

  • Frank Stella

  • Bridget Riley

  • Franz Kline

  • Josef Albers

  • Keith Haring

  • Victor Vasarely

  • Sonia Delaunay

  • Paul Klee

  • Gerhard Richter

  • Arshile Gorky

Mind

  • Sergio Ingravalle

  • Roy LIchtenstein

  • Melissa McCracken

Figures in Motion

  • Paula Rego - The Dance

  • David Bomberg - Mudbath

  • George Bellows

  • Paul Klee

  • Edgar Degas

Imaginative X-Ray

  • Miles Johnson

  • Miroslav Zgabaj

  • Steeven Salvat

  • JR Rapier

Story Telling/Illustration

  • The Hagia Sophia - Byzantine Period

  • Jan Vermeer - The Art of Painting

  • Roy Lichtenstein - Whaam!

  • Miyazaki

Music

  • Melissa McCracken

  • Jack Coulter

  • Henri Matisse

  • Craig Anthony

  • Romare Howard Bearden

Unity

  • Basquiat

  • Kara Walker

  • Jasper Johns

  • Ben Shahn

View From Above

  • Virginia Moore

  • Mona Ed Ulesco

  • Alexis Martinez Puleio

  • Victoria Rose Richards

  • Carl Auge

  • Jim Lively Warren Keating

Warrior

  • Lee Wee Chong

  • Terra Cotta Army

  • Francisco de Goya

  • Kehinde Wiley

Political/Propaganda art >>Documenting Changing Times

  • Norman Rockwell

  • Barbara Kruger

  • Guerrilla Girls

  • Banksy

  • Shepard Fairey

Clothing Expression

  • Gustav Klimt

  • Sonia Delaunay

  • Yayoi Kusama

  • Salvador Dali and Elsa Schiaparelli

  • Piet Mondrian and Yves Saint Laurent

  • Andy Warhol and Versace

Environmental Art

  • Robert MorisChris Jordan

  • Agnes Denes

  • Edith Meusnier

  • Nils-udo

  • Andy Goldsworthy

  • Nick Pena

Future

  • Umberto Boccioni

  • Giacomo Balla

  • Aleksandra Ekster

  • Gino Severini

  • Simon Stalenhag

  • E Escher

World Problems

  • Fidencio Martinez

  • Picasso

  • Rockwell

  • Pawel Kuczynksi

  • Eteri Chkadua

  • Sarah Hatton

  • Ai Wei Wei

Words in Art

  • Jenny Holzer

  • Ed Ruscha

  • Bruce Nauman

  • Mel Bochner

  • Steve Powers

  • Ben Eine

  • Wayne White

  • Stefan Sagmeister

  • Niki Hare

  • Thomas Edetun

  • Barbara Kruger

  • Peter Blake

  • Pref

Persecution

  • Bedrich Fritta - Rear Entrance

  • Ella Liebermann-Shiber -Mocking a Jew at Prayer

  • Imigongo Art (almost wiped by Rwandan Genocide

  • Abdalla Omari - I Am Alive

Depicting Moments of History

  • John Trumbull

  • Jacques-Louis David

  • Emanuel Leutze

  • Spencer Platt

  • Richard Drew

  • Alfred Eisenstaedt

  • Neil Leifer

  • John Dominis

  • Dorothea Lange

Identity through Hair

In the Workforce

  • Ann Wallace

  • Bruegel the ElderDerek Slater

  • Evelyn Dunbar

  • Laura Knight

  • Richard Prince

Inner Conflict/Mental Helath

  • Ben Quilty

  • Chris Mars

  • Emily Coxhead

  • Gemma Correll

  • Shawn Coss

Happy Place

  • Frank Newbould

  • Maggie Hambling

  • Kerry James Marshall

  • Anthony Kieron/Eur3es

  • Jessica Fields

  • Jess Franks

  • Sarah moore

  • Wayne Thiebaud

  • Julie Edmunds

Artistic Adventure

  • Sara Midda

  • Jennifer Collier

  • Rachel Pohl

  • Hamdi Abdullah

  • Lizzy Dalton

  • Craig Muderlack

  • Peter Gilroy

  • Matt Beard

  • Tom Veiga

  • Spencer Reynolds

  • Shan Jiang

Oppression

  • Paulo Sergio Saffaa

  • Dawn Okoro

  • Najeebah Al-Ghadban

  • Michael Ray Charles

  • Shazia Sikander



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