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United States

Aaron Douglas

Projections of determination

1899-1979

Ad Reinhardt

"Art-as-art and nothing else"

1913-1967

Adolph Gottlieb

Different times require different images

1903-1974

Alex Katz

How to paint faster than you can think

1927-

Alice Austen

1866-1952

Alice Neel

The unblinking anxiety of modern life

1900-1984

Alma Thomas

Tackling abstraction at 75

1891-1978

Andy Warhol

The prince of pop

1928-1987

Anne Estelle Rice

The life behind the line

1877-1959

Anne Goldthwaite

Artist turns modernism into equal rights activism

1869-1944

Augusta Savage

Sculptor, teacher and warrior for civil rights

1892-1962

Barnett Newman

Staring down the present moment

1905-1970

Beauford Delaney

Capturing the sacred light

1901-1979

Bernice Bing

The patient negotiation of mystery

1936-1998

Brice Marden

Grow the ability to see

1938-

Cecilia Beaux

The 'new woman' in painting

1855-1942

Charles Alston

"The idea of a march was growing"

1907-1977

Charles White

Images of dignity

1918-1979

Charmion von Wiegand

Beyond the grid

1896-1983

Clyfford Still

Painting with knives

1904-1980

Cy Twombly

The power of the scribble

1928-2011

Dorothea Lange

Iconic photographer bar None

1895-1965

Dorothea Tanning

Exploring the strange world of dreams

1910-2012

Edward Hicks

A pacifist paints lions and leopards

1780-1849

Edward Ruscha

The art of words

1937-

Elaine de Kooning

Writer, teacher, and a natural painter

1918-1989

Elizabeth Jane Gardner

1837-1922

Ellsworth Kelly

Deconstructing the visible

1923-2015

Florine Stettheimer

Non-competitive art for the literati, gay and polyglot

1871-1944

Franz Kline

1910-1962

Frederic Edwin Church

The theater of sun, sky and mountains

1826-1900

Genevieve & Virginia Jones

Even death will not stop us

1847-1879

George Bellows

1882-1925

Georgia O'Keeffe

Sometimes a flower is just a flower

1887-1986

Gertrude Käsebier

Elevating photography to emotional portraiture

1852-1934

Gordon Parks

Modern Day Polymath

1912-2006

Harriet Powers

A freed slave tells stories in quilts

1837-1910

Helen Frankenthaler

The joy of pure color

1928-2011

Henry Ossawa Tanner

A quiet man transcends racism to bring art back to religion

1859-1937

Jackson Pollock

Harder than it looks

1912-1956

Jacob Lawrence

1917-2000

James McNeill Whistler

A lesson in making enemies

1834-1903

James Van Der Zee

Don't just document, celebrate

1886-1983

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe

Sentimentality and Colonialism

1850-1936

Jim Dine

Embracing the iconography of childhood

1935-

Joan Mitchell

Art as competitive sport

1925-1992

Joshua Johnson

Who was Joshua Johnson?

1763-1824

Judith Scott

Cocoons, totems and twins

1943-2005

Kay Sage

"I have built an ivory tower of despair"

1898-1963

Laura Gilpin

1891-1979

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