American Artist Appreciation Month

Did you know that August is American Artist Appreciation Month? Learn about 50 American artists with help from the Library! Some names you may recognize, but others you may not. A spreadsheet with links to ebooks and videos by or about the 50 American artists can be found here.

Collage of nine artworks

Joan Mitchell

Helen Frakenthaler 

Lorna Simpson 

Maya Lin

Mike Kelley

Kiki Smith

Carrie Mae Weems

Mary Cassatt

Jacob Lawrence

Jasper Johns 

Georgia O’Keeffe

Jean-Michel Basquiat 

Edward Hopper

Kara Walker 

Thomas Eakins 

Betye Saar

Kehinde Wiley

Andy Warhol 

Kerry James Marshall

Edmonia Lewis

Adrian Piper 

Andrew Wyeth

Elizabeth Catlett 

Sam Gilliam

Ana Mendieta 

Chiura Obata

Nam June Paik 

Robert Smithson

Robert Rauschenberg 

Judy Chicago 

Mark Rothko 

Louise Bourgeois 

Eva Hesse 

Ray Johnson 

Felix Gonzalez

Ro DeCarava

Howardena Pindell 

Gordon Parks

Martha Rosler

Agnes Martin 

Isamu Noguchi 

Cindy Sherman

Laurie Anderson 

Kay WalkingStick

Alice Neel 

Pedro E. Guerrero

Donald Judd 

Ed Ruscha 

Allan Kaprow

Barbara Kruger

Collage of nine artworks


Collage of nine artworks