Most Famous American Contemporary Artists

What is contemporary art?

Contemporary art is the art of the present era which reflects the diverse issues that persists in this rapidly changing world

Here are some American contemporary artist you must know about

Christopher Woll


Christopher Wool is famous for his big black stencil word painting. His most expensive painting is 'Untitled' which was sold for $29.9million in 2015

Jean-Michel basquiat 


Born on December 22, 1960, Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the most famous American painters of all time. The most expensive painting sold in 2021 is a painting by him

Mark grotjahn 


Known for abstract & bold geometric painting, Mark Grotjahn was born in Pasadena, California. He uses Renaissance perspectival & impasto techniques in his painting

julie mehretu

Julie Mehretu is another most famous artist. She is known for his unique art. Mehretu naturally describes the accumulated effects of urban socio-political changes in her painting

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