Even before, the works of American artists fall into the collections of MoMA, Guggenheim and The Metropolitan Museum. Of course, Whitney is committed to work by American artists. In order to find who are the top and sought after American artists by these entities, following is of most famous artists of all time.
Gilbert Stuart – 1755 to 1828
The first American portraitist of his time. Believe it or not, Gilbert Stuart has painted several notable presidents from Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison and even European Royalties such as Louis XVI of France and King George III of England.
Frederic Church – 1826 to 1900
American shave this tendency to make myths of the landscape of the country and Frederic Church was one of the artisans who have shaped that perception with canvases that had brought the great outdoors indoors of America.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler – 1834 to1903
Aside from creating legendary works similar to his mother’s portrait, Whistler had a decorated life in 19th century art. He was born in Massachusetts and lived as a child in Russia at St. Petersburg. In 1851, he entered West Point from which he’s expelled by Robert E. Lee.
From there, Whistler had built his name in the streets of Paris but primarily worked in London in which he sued his critic John Ruskin for writing negative reviews of his artworks where he lost. Legal fees only racked up throughout the trial and forcing Whistler to file bankruptcy.