1. Edward Hopper
Edward Hopper painted American landscapes and cityscapes with a disturbing truth, expressing the world around him as a chilling and alienating. Figures in his art appear terribly alone. Hopper soon gained a widespread reputation as the artist who gave visual form to the loneliness and boredom of life in the big city. This was new in art, perhaps an expression of the sense of human hopelessness that characterized the Great Depression of the 1930s.
2. Anna Taratiel
In her work, the Barcelona native juxtaposes rigid geometric shapes with soft organic lines, then adds intense colors that cause your eye to bounce all around the image. The result are cartoonish images, a touch reminiscent of Lichtenstein, which convey deep emotion and movement through the simple shapes and balance of color, whether they’re thrown up asstreet art or displayed in a traditional gallery.
3. Norman Rockwell
"America's most beloved illustrator", best known for his covers of The Saturday Evening Post.
4. Andre Derain
Andre Derain was a French artist, painter, sculptor and co-founder of Fauvism with Henri Matisse.
5. Tavis Coburn
Tavis Coburn mixes vintage illustration style with a rad contemporary twist. He has created countless works for leading publishing, advertising, and music companies in North America and Europe. Tavis' unique style is inspired by 1940s comic book art, the Russian avant-garde movement, and printed materials from the 1950s/60s.
6. Andy Kehoe
Andy Kehoe's paintings are rich with a childlike innocence that recall a time when magic and monsters existed and all the untold mysteries of the world still seemed possible. After a few illustration stints, Andy began to focus on his personal work—and in the years that followed, his paintings have been shown in galleries across the country.