Famous ArtistsStudents will choose a famous artist from the following list. Students who choose the same artist will be placed in a group together to create a presentation about the artist.
Artist ChoicesPaintersLeonardo Da VinciGiuseppe ArcimboldoJohn James AudubonGeorgia OKeefeSalvador DaliModern ArtistsSandy SkoglundAndy WarholPeit MondrianDale ChihulyAndy GoldsworthyBarbara KrugerM. C. EscherPhotographersAnsel AdamsScott MutterCarl WarnerChuck Close
Leonardo Da VinciRenaissance Artist and inventor who lived in Europe during the 1500sHis artwork focused on realism and perspective.Most famous for painting the Mona Lisa, and The Last Supper.
Giuseppe ArcimboldoItalian painter who was born in 1527 He was the son of an artist and was commissioned to paint portraits of people and create stained glass windows.Giuseppe is famous for his whimsical portraits of people using objects from nature to create faces.
Carl WarnerCarl Warner creates all of his art out of food.He makes a scene with only food objects and then photographs it and lists each ingredient alphabetically.He is a living artist from England
Salvador DaliAmerican Surrealist Painter who used normal objects in unusual ways to play tricks with the mind.Art Museum in St. Petersburg dedicated to his paintings.
Andy WarholNew York City Artist who invented Pop Art.POP Art stands for popular imagesAndy Warhol took everyday items and created prints of them. He repeated his prints over and over in different colors.Andy Warhol was famous in the 1960s for his loft in New York City where he created art, movies and had huge parties
Chuck CloseAmerican painter and photographer whose portriat work is in the style of photorealism Chuck Close often works from photographic stills to create paintings of people that appear to be photographs. Close suffers from Prosopagnosia, also known as face blindness, in which he is unable to recognize faces.
M C EscherOne of the worlds most famous graphic artists.M C Escher worked mostly with printmaking and lithographyIn his graphic art, he portrayed mathematical relationships among shapes, figures and space. Additionally, he explored interlocking figures using black and white to enhance different dimensions.
John James AudubonFamous American historical artist who scientifically documented nature of the North American Continent. Audubon created drawings of over 500 species of birds in the early 1800s before photography was invented. He then engraved his drawings on copper plates to create prints from them.Audubons name can be seen all over the United States today as parks, towns, and many nature societies are named in his honor.
Georgia OKeefeAmerican female artist of the twentieth century (1900s) and is famous for her paintings of flowers and desert landscapes of the Southwestern US.Her work mainly focuses on color, texture, and is very beautiful
Dale ChuihulyContemporary living American artist who works with glass to create colorful sculptures.Dale Chuihulys work can be seen in hotels, gardens and current museum exhibits. Look around and you will see one!
Andy GoldsworthyInstallation artist who creates sculptures from only naturally found objects in nature.Andy Goldsworthy then photographs his work to preserve it.
Ansel AdamsPioneer of Photography who worked mainly in the American West documenting the first National Parkswhen the art form was new and difficult to work with.Famous for his detailed and flawless photography on glass plates that took hours to capture and print.
Scott MutterModern Photographic artist who uses multiple photographs together to create artwork that is surreal and unusual.
Sandy SkoglundHer artworks are characterized by an overwhelming amount of one object and bright, contrasting colors that create a strange and surprising juxtaposition.
Skoglund creates surrealist images by building elaborate sets and furnishing them with carefully selected colored furniture and other objects. This process takes her months to complete and is then photographed with actors.
Barbara KrugerModern American Artist who asks questions of the viewer with her art and makes powerful statements. I work with pictures and words because they have the ability to determine who we are, and who we are not.
Please choose an artist at this timePick your 1st, 2nd & 3rd choice You will be assigned a group to work with next class.
Pablo PicassoFamous contemporary twentieth century artist who created the art movement of cubismwhich adds geometric lines and shapes into objects Picasso painted in Spain and is famous for his portraits
Frida KahloMexican female painter who was married to a famous mural painter Diego RiveraOften painted strange self- portraits and cultural themes
Piet MandrinAbstract artist who created works of artusing color, line and geometric shapes.Piet Mandrin worked in Paris and New York City in the early 1900s.His work was revolutionary due to its simplistic perfection of geometric shapes and primary colors that are appealing to the human eye.