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deceased american artists

albers, joseph (1888-1976)... german-born american artist... more info here (7_10_12) 
audubon, john james (4_10_12) (6_9_12)
avedon, richard... (1923-2004) american photographer (5_12_12)
avery, milton
(1885-1965) deceased american painter... more info here (6_21_12) (7_24_12)
bacon, peggy
...abo. 1918
(6_8_12)
***basquiat, jean-michel
  (1960-1988) deceased american street artist (3_28_12) ...Championed by the L.A. MOCA's Jeffrey Deitch.(5_4_12) (5_6_12) (5_11_12) 
a deceased artist whose work is sold as contemporary (5_13_12) (6_3_12)  (6_10_12)...he was friends with artists andy warhol and james rosenquist...his untitled work just sold for $20.1 mil. at christie's (7_1_12)...more info here (6_25_12)... we just saw his olympic rings artwork at the gagosian gallery in beverly hills... he did this with andy warhol... I think (7_7_12) ... today I saw his painting "six crimee" (1982) at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, CA.  It is great.  I studied it for a long time.  It is about 6'x12', on three masonite panels.  It has six heads each with a halo.  It is painted with acrylic, oil, and paintsticks. I love Basquiat's work.  (7_22_13)
beaux, cecilia (1855-1942)... an american society portrait painter similar to john singer sargent...more info here (6_21_12)
***bellows, george wesley (1882-1925) (3_10_12) (6_3_12) died in 1925 at 42 years old...great boxing paintings... was friends with edward hopper ...I admire his paintings.... more info here   (6_4_12)
benn, ben (6_8_12)
***benton, thomas hart (1899-1975)... born in neosho, Mo... he enrolled at the school of the art institute of chicago... then he went to paris to paint... he developed a type of stylized realism... muralist... peaked in 20's and 30's... pollack's teacher (3_10_12) ...american scene painter (6_19_12)...in 1934, he was the most famous painter in the U.S.... he was one of the few artists whose face graced the cover of Time Magazine...jackson pollack was his student... more info here (7_1_12) (7_29_12)..."archetypal american muralist" -- WSJ (8_11_12)
bess, forrest
  (1911-1977) (2_16_11) (3_29_11)...paintings... A friend of mark rothko, also deceased. (3_29_11) a good article in the WSJ about him here. ...
Born in Bay City in 1911, he studied architecture briefly at Texas A&M. (3_3_12)... more info here (7_1_12)
beuys, joseph ... Died in 1986...His work is being bought by billionaire Nicolas Berggruen for the LACMA. (3_20_12) 
a deceased artist whose work is sold as contemporary (5_13_12)
***bierstadt, albert
(1830-1902)  WOW!!! His paintings are great... Western landscapes... some artwork in the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, TX  (4_10_12) (5_31_12) (6_20_12)... more info here (7_10_12)
bingham, george caleb... painted and sketched in watercolor (4_10_12)
blakelock, ralph
(1847-1919) american romanticist painter... more info here (7_29_12)
bluemner, oscar
(1867-1938)...german-born american modernist painter... more info here (7_29_12)
bollinger, bill
(1939-1988)... late 60's, was at the center of the avant-garde in NY and Europe -- NYT (4_27_12)
booth, cameron
(1892-1980)... deceased american artist... a mentor of the artist james rosenquist...I do not like his artwork... more info here (6_27_12)

*** bourgeois, louise
 (1911-2010) (5_11_12)
(6_16_12)  ... more info here (7_10_12)  I saw her work today at the MOCA in L.A. (7_22_13)
breer, robert
(1926-2011)... deceased american experimental filmmaker, painter and sculptor... more info here (8_4_12)
brodie, gandy
... deceased american artist... I really do not care for his artwork... more info here (6_27_12)

browning, colleen
(1929-2003)
(5_27_12)
buttersworth, james edward
(1817-1894)... deceased american nautical painter... more info here (8_5_12)
cage, john
(1912-1992) (4_11_12)... american composer and artist... more info here (8_4_12)
*** calder, alexander
(1898-1976) (2_23_12)...sculptor with mobiles and stabiles (he also painted too) (4_11_12) pennsylvania-born sculptor... died 1976 (4_14_12) (5_6_12) (5_11_12)
(6_1_12)... more info here (6_22_12)
cassatt, mary (1844-1926)....some artwork in the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, TX (4_10_12)...friend of degas (5_27_12)... more info here (6_21_12)
chase, william merritt (1849-1916)... american impressionist (6_8_12)... more info here (6_23_12)   
***church, frederich edwin
(1826-1900)... landscape paintings... similar to albert bierstadt... (5_31_12) painted "niagra" thought of by some to be one of the greatest american landscapes ever painted" - wsj (6_13_12) (6_20_12)... more info here (7_10_12) a student of thomas cole, the father of the 19th-century hudson river school of landscape painters  (8_3_12)
codman, charles (1800-1842)... of portland, maine... a marine painter... more info here (8_22_12)
cole, thomas
... some artwork in the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, TX (4_10_12)... an important member (actually, he was the founder) of the hudson river school... more info here (7_29_12) (8_22_12)
collins, jess
(1923-2004) deceased american artist... more info here (6_20_12)
conner, bruce (1933-2008) deceased american artist... more info here (6_20_12)
copley, john singleton
(1738-1815)... deceased american artist... more info here (8_22_12)
cornell, joseph
(1903-1972)
assemblages... I do not like his artwork...deceased american artist... more info here (6_20_12) (6_25_12)... he was part of the ny avant-garde in 1957... he was friends with artists donald judd and yayoi kusama (7_7_12)cunningham, merce (4_11_12) (5_6_12)
curry, john steuart (1897-1946) (3_10_12)
darger, henry
(1892-1973)... american outsider artist
(6_14_12)
davies, arthur
...
(6_8_12)
***davis, stuart
(1892-1964) (2_23_12) ... modernist (4_18_12) worked with gallerist edith gregor halpert
(6_8_12)... worked with art promoter and photographer alfred stieglitz... more info here (7_1_12)
de hooch, pieter
...dutch artist... painted hundreds of paintings during his career... contemporary of vermeer (6_9_12)
*** de kooning, william (1904-1997) deceased american artist (2_23_12)(3_10_12) did a series called "woman."  (3_14_12) ... abstract expressionist paintings (4_11_12) (4_11_12) "woman iii" sold for $137m (4_29_12) (5_4_12) (5_8_12) (5_11_12) (6_1_12) (6_3_12) (6_4_12) (6_10_12) a branded artist whose estate is represented by larry gagosian (6_10_12)... more info here (6_22_12) ... he was formerly represented by pace (7_9_12)
de niro, robert, sr. (paintings) (father of the famous actor by the same name)
denis, maurice  (1870-1943) (3_29_12)... a french painter and writer... more info here (7_29_12)
diebenkorn, richard
(died in 1993) (6_9_12)
disney, walt
(3_10_12)
..."a celebrated artist marginalized by the cognoscenti"-- Ken Johnson for the NYT (6_23_12)
dove, arthur (6_8_12)
du bois, guy pene... (1884-1958) american (6_8_12)
***durand, asher (1796-1886)... an american painter of the hudson river school... a disciple of thomas cole... painted and sketched in watercolor  (4_10_12) landscapes (5_31_12)... more info here (8_3_12)
duveneck, frank
(1848-1919)... american painter... I like his portraits...more info here (6_21_12)

***eakins, thomas (2_29_12)... some artwork in the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, TX  (4_10_12)  (6_3_12) ..."an american artist (who)... worked in paris before the turn of the century" -- (neuberger, p. 11)...I really like his work!  His paintings are similar to sargent's and whistler's... more info here (6_23_12)
farrer, henry (1844-1903)...english-born american artist... more info here (7_29_12)
flavin, dan
(1933-1996) (4_26_12) (5_11_12) american installation artist
(5_13_12) fluorescent light sculptures (5_27_12) Yesterday, I visited the dan flavin installation at richmond hall (near the menil gallery in houston).  It was surprising... -- that is not what I expected, when I walked up to the building. (6_16_12) ... more info here (6_25_12) ...we just saw one of his light artworks at the MOCA in L.A. (7_6_12) ... I saw some of his work at the Norton Simon Museum, in Pasadena, CA today.
garber, daniel
(1880-1958)... american impressionist landscape painter... more info here (7_29_12)
gonzalez-torres, felix (1957-1996) cuban-born american conceptual artist (6_10_12)
gorey, edward
...drawings... died in 2000 at 75 (6_4_12)
*** gorky, arshile (1904-1948)  (2_23_12) of the NY school along with Gottlieb, and Pollock(3_14_12)... inspired by Picasso (4_18_12) (5_11_12) ... more info here (7_10_12)
gottlieb, adolph (2_23_12) of the NY school along with Gorky, and Pollock(3_14_12)
graham, john... born ivan gratianovitch dombrowsky in kiev... (2_23_12)
grandma moses
...  (1860-1961) = anna mary robertson moses... more info here (6_23_12)
graves, nancy
(1939-1995)... deceased american artist... more info here (6_24_12)
guston, phiip
(1913-1980)
(6_16_12)
halpert, samuel
... about 1918.... married, then briefly divorced from prominent ny gallerist edith gregor halpert
(6_8_12)
***haring, keith (1958-1990)...deceased american street artist... "warhol protege', club kid, maker of friendly street art" -- NYT (5_27_12)... I am not a big fan of his art -- but I do recognize that his art influenced our images in the world today mucho... more info here (6_26_12)
harnett, william
(1848-1892)... more info here
(6_8_12) (6_20_12)
hart, james mcdougal
(1828-1901).... landscape paintings
(5_31_12)
hart, "pop"
... about 1918
(6_8_12)
hartley, marsden (1877-1943) ... paintings influenced by the modernist movement in paris around 1908 (3_18_12) (6_8_12) more info here (6_22_12)
hartman, rosella
... an american painter... an example of her work is here (7_29_12)
hassam, childe (1859-1935)...american Impressionist painter...some artwork in the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, TX (4_10_12)... more info here (6_23_12)
heade, martin johnson
(1819-1904) landscapes... wow!!!
(6_9_12)... more info here (8_5_12)
hill, thomas
...(1829-1908)... landscape paintings (5_31_12)
hofmann, hans
(1880-1966)... german-born american painter.... more info here (6_22_12)

hopper, dennis
(photography, painting) of Los Angeles, CA  (famous actor)
***homer, winslow (1836-1910)- seascapes and landscapes(1836-1910) (3_31_12)...emerged ~ 1875 (4_10_12)
(6_10_12) ... more info here (7_10_12)
***hopper, edward... (1882-1967) "One of the great American realists of the 20th Century"  (3_10_12) (3_31_12) (6_3_12) ...friends with george bellows(6_4_12)... more info here (6_22_12)
howard, charles (1899-1978) surrealist
painter.  I saw his artworks "dove love" and "the first hypothesis" yesterday at the menil gallery in houston (6_16_12)
huebler, douglas
(1924-1997)... deceased american conceptual artist... more info here (8_24_12)
hugo, victor.
.. (1802-1885) writer and artist (3_31_12)
hunter, clementine
...(1887-1988) african-american folk artist
(6_10_12)
hurd, peter
(1904-1984)... deceased american artist... more info here (6_22_12)
indiana, robert
(3_14_12)
***inness, george
... (1825-1894)... landscape paintings
(5_31_12) (6_20_12)... an important member of the hudson river school... more info here (7_10_12)
***judd, donald... (1928-1994) (3_14_12) minimalist...a deceased artist whose work is sold as contemporary (5_13_12)... he began the art deal in marfa, tx... more info here (7_7_12)... I saw some of his work at the Norton Simon Museum, in Pasadena, CA today.
***kauffman, craig
(1932-2010) ...deceased L.A. artist (5_6_12) candy-colored acrylics... married seven times...more info here (6_20_12) ...we just saw one of his pieces at the MOCA in L.A. (7_6_12) 
... I saw some of his work at the Norton Simon Museum, in Pasadena, CA today.
***kelley, mike (1954-2012) (3_3_12)  an artist known for a punk aesthetic... died in early 2012 at age 57... (1954-2012) His work is being bought by billionaire Nicolas Berggruen for the LACMA. (3_20_12) (4_3_12) a branded artist represented by larry gagosian (6_10_12)... I do not care for his work...more info here  (6_28_12)... his work is collected by the nj art collectors susan and michael hort... (8_21_12)one of the two defining artists of the 1980's along with mike kelley according to author tulsa kinney (8_30_12)...
keogh, tom
(1920-1988)... deceased american fashion illustrator and artist... more info here (8_22_12)
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*kienholz, ed.(1927-1994)..L.A. artist (5_6_12)...more info here (7_10_12)
kilgallen, margaret (1967-2001)... deceased american artist of sf... was married to famous artist barry mcgee... more info here (8_25_12)

kinkaide, thomas
(6_8_12)
kippenberger, martin...   a deceased artist whose work is sold as contemporary (5_13_12)
kline, franz (1910-1962) (3_10_12) oversized canvases... black and white... drips and slashes
(6_8_12)... more info here (7_10_12)
knight, daniel ridgway... paris-trained (4_10_12)
krasner, lee (2_23_12)
kroll, leon... painter
(6_8_12)
kuhn, walter... (6_8_12)
kuniyoshi, yasuo
... about 1918
(6_8_12)
lartigue, jacques henri...paris  (3_29_12)
laurent, robert
... about 1918
(6_8_12)
lawrence, jacob... african american artist in the 30's... (6_8_12)
lebrun, rico
(1900-1964) ... deceased american artist... in 1957, lebrun was L.A.'s most celebrated artist... more info here (6_28_12)
leutze, emanuel
... art in 1851  (5_12_12)
levine, jack
... (6_19_12)
lewitt, sol
(1928-2007)... minimalist (3_14_12) (4_28_12) (5_6_12) Died in 2007....wall drawings (usually executed by others)... conceptual artist (6_1_12)... more info here (7_9_12)

***lichtenstein, roy (1923-1997) (2_23_12) pop art  (4_21_12) "sleeping girl" $30-40 mil. (4_27_12) (5_4_12) (5_8_12) (5_12_12)   a deceased artist whose work is sold as contemporary (5_13_12) (6_3_12) (6_8_12) (6_10_12) a branded artist whose estate is represented by larry gagosian (6_10_12)..."he died as a result of a horrible hospital-induced disease MRSA" (--rosenquist, p. 344)... I like his artwork...he is survived by his widow, dorothy lichtenstein (they were married in 1968.)... more info here (6_25_12) ...we just saw one of his paintings at the MOCA in L.A. (7_6_12) I saw one of his pieces at the MOCA today.  I was surprised at how imprecise it is. (7_22_13)
lopez, antonio (1943-1987)... deceased american fashion illustrator... more info here (8_25_12)
louis, morris
... (1912-1962) american artist... I saw his artwork "beta pi" yesterday at the menil gallery in houston (6_16_12)
luks, george (6_8_12)
man, ray... photographer... died in paris three decades ago  (5_12_12)
mandelman, beatrice   (3_14_12)
marden, brice  (4_28_12) 
I just saw his work "the seasons" yesterday at the menil gallery in houston (6_16_12)
marin, john... paintings influenced by the modernist movement in paris around 1908... a radical american painter  (6_8_12)... more info here (6_22_12) (7_29_12)
marshall, jim
(rock-n-roll photographer)
*** martin, agnes
(1912-2004)... deceased american artist of Taos, NM... was a good friend of artist richard tuttle... minimalist artist... famous for her contemporary grid paintings. (3_11_12)(3_14_12)(3_18_12)... art at art fair NADA NYC (5_5_12) (5_11_12)... I really do not care for her art... more info here (6_25_12) ...we just saw one of her paintings at the MOCA in L.A. (7_6_12) ... her estate is represented by pace (8_9_11)  
 I saw one of his pieces at the MOCA today. (7_22_13)
matta-clark, gordon (1843-1978) (4_26_12) building cut-out art... he died tragically at thirty-five of pancreatic cancer...I do not care for his art... more info here (6_25_12)

matulka, jan (2_23_12)
mcentee, jervis
... an important member of the hudson river school... more info here (7_29_12)
murphy, john francis
.(1852-1921).. an american landscape painter... more info here (7_29_12)
murray, elizabeth
(1940-2007)... deceased american artist.. more info here (8_22_12)
nadelman, elie
(6_8_12)
***ne
el, alice (1900-1984) (painter of portraits, and many other things) of NY... died in 1984
(5_12_12) (5_27_12) (6_1_12)... we just watched a documentary about her from netflix last night... it was very powerful... I love her portraits!!!... boy - I feel bad for her two sons and her daughter -- what a sad family story! (7_9_12)... more info here (7_10_12)
nevelson, louise...some artwork in the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, TX (4_10_12)   I saw one of her pieces at the MOCA today. (7_22_13)
***neiman, leroy
(1921-2012) ... pop culture painter of sports icons and ladies... grew up in minnesota...studied in the school of art institute of chicago... subsequently, at the art institute, he taught figure drawing and fashion illustration in the 50's   (5_6_12)..."a celebrated artist marginalized by the cognoscenti"-- Ken Johnson (6_23_12)... one of the most popular artists in the u.s... a former army cook... he worked in oils, enamels, watercolors, pencil drawings, serigraphs, and lithographs... "neiman was the official artist for five olympiads" -- mark yost, of the WSJ... more info here (6_23_12)

***newman, barnett
  (1905-1970) (3_14_12) (4_11_12) abstract expressionism painter... (4_19_12) mystic painter (5_11_12)
I just saw his work "here I" yesterday at the menil gallery in houston (6_16_12)... more info here (7_10_12)    I saw one of his pieces at the MOCA today. (7_22_13)
noguchi, isamu.(1904-1988).. a deceased japanese-american artist... more info here (7_10_12)
***o'keefe, georgia (1887-1986)... "the most expensive female american artist" --  skaterschikov (6_3_12) ... paintings influenced by the modernist movement in paris around 1908... married to stieglitz  (6_8_12)... more info here (6_22_12)
onderdonk, julian (the "father of texas painting") referred to my by my mother today on the phone (8_28_11)
parrish, maxfield (1870-1966) a romantic magazine, calendar and book illustrator (6_4_12)
pennel, joseph
(1857-1926)... american artist and author...philadelphia illustrator... more info here (6_24_12)
prendergast, maurice
..."an american artist (who)... worked in paris before the turn of the century" -- (neuberger, p. 11)... yuck - I dislike his artwork... more info here (6_23_12)
peto, john frederick (1854-1907) deceased artist... more info here (6_20_12)
pike, john
(1911-1979)... deceased american water-colorist and artist... I do not care for his art...more info here (6_25_12)
***pollock, jackson
.
.(1912-1956). a student of artist Thomas Hart Benton... Had mental problems, and alcoholism...  He died at age 44 in a car crash.... of the NY school along with Gottlieb, and Gorky. (2_23_12) (3_14_12)... modernist (4_18_12) abstract painter... (4_19_12) (4_21_12) (4_28_12) (5_2_12) (5_11_12)
(6_3_12) (6_4_12) (6_8_12) (6_13_12)... more info here (6_22_12) ...we just saw one of his paintings at the MOCA in L.A. (7_6_12)   I saw one of his pieces at the MOCA today. (7_22_13)
porter, fairfield (1907-1975)  Wow - I like his work!...
(6_9_12)
***price, ken
... (1935-2012) deceased american artist... more info here (6_20_12)
prior, william matthew
(1806-1873)
(5_27_12)... "maine-born itinerant folk portraitist... the poor man's gilbert stuart" -- WSJ...more info here (8_22_12)
*** rauschenberg, robert
(1925-2008)..affiliated with Larry Gagosian (4_1_11) (3_14_12) (4_11_12) (4_29_12) (5_11_12) (5_13_12) did paintings with dirt.
(6_3_12) ... previously affiliated with art dealer leo castelli... (6_10_12) I saw his artworks "glider," "crucifixion and reflection," and "untitled" (gold painting) yesterday at the menil gallery in houston (6_16_12)... I really dislike his artwork... more info here (6_25_12) ...we just saw some of his paintings at the MOCA in L.A. (7_6_12) (8_4_12)   I saw one of his pieces at the MOCA today. (7_22_13)
ray, man (1890-1976) (5_12_12)... american modernist artist... pioneering photographer (6_1_12)... more info here (7_29_12)
***reinhardt, ad (1913-1967) deceased american painter (3_14_12)... more info here (7_10_12)
ribak, louis (3_14_12) 
rivers, larry... painter (4_11_12)
robert, hubert (1733-1808)... french painter of landscapes... his paintings are pretty cool... he made great use of perspective... more info here (6_28_12)

robertson, alexander
(1796)... ny drawing master... (7_29_12)
***rockwell, norman
(1894-1978)
(6_8_12)... the most popular american artist in the 50's along with andrew wyeth (6_19_12) ..."a celebrated artist marginalized by the cognoscenti"-- Ken Johnson for the NYT (6_23_12)... more info here (6_23_12)
*** rothko, mark (1903-1970) russian american painter (3_3_12) ... postwar peer of yves klein (4_7_12) (4_11_12) abstract painter... (4_19_12) (4_26_12) "orange, red, yellow" $35-45 mil. (4_27_12) (5_4_12) (5_11_12) (5_31_12) (6_3_12) (6_13_12) I visited the rothko chapel in houston, tx yesterday - a somber, quiet, dark place.  (6_16_12) he died by suicide... more info here (6_23_12)...we just saw several of his paintings at the MOCA in L.A. (they were more colorful than his dark paintings in the rothko chapel) (7_9_12)
ryder, albert pinkham... 1800's (6_8_12)   I saw several of his pieces at the MOCA today. (7_22_13)
*** sargent, john singer
(I love his artwork!!!) 1856-1925...born in florence, and lived most of his life in europe...some artwork in the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, TX... Paris trained... (4_10_12)  (5_13_12)
(6_3_12) ..."an american artist (who)... worked in paris before the turn of the century" -- (neuberger, p. 11)...his work looks similar to james whistler's and eakin's work... more info here (6_23_12)
schamberg, morton (1881-1918)... deceased american painter... more info here (6_23_12)
schmidt, katherine
... about 1918
(6_8_12)
shahn, ben
(1898-1969)... an artist attacked by congressman george dondero in 1948 for being a "communist artist"... shawn was mentored by mexican muralist diego rivera, a communist...more info here 
(6_19_12)
sharits, paul
(1943-1993)... deceased american artist, experimental film-maker... more info here (8_4_12)
shattuck, aaron draper
(1832-1928)... an american painter of the white mountain school ... more info here (7_29_12)
sheeler, charles
.(1883-1965). an american painter and commercial photographer..some artwork in the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, TX... more info here (4_10_12) (7_29_12)
sloan, john
(6_8_12)
smillie, james david
.(1833-1909)...an american artist born in ny city... more info here (7_29_12)
smith, david (2_23_12)... inspired by Picasso (4_18_12)
smithson, robert (3_30_12)  earthworks artist who died in a plane crash in TX (4_7_12) (4_26_12)
speicher, eugene
(1883-1962)... deceased american artist... more info here (6_27_12)
still, clyfford
... abstractions.. died 1980 (5_12_12)
stuart, gilbert charles (1755-1828) deceased american painter from rhode island... more info here... (6_19_12) (8_4_12)
sully, thomas
... painted and sketched in watercolor  (4_10_12)
tanner, henry ossawa - the first African-American painter to achieve international success (2_29_12) 
tawney, lenore (3_14_12) friend of Agnes Martin... a weaver
thek, paul (1933-1988)
(6_1_12)
tinguely, jean (1925-1991)...(deceased) kinetic artist (6_9_12)
*** twombly, cy
(1928-2011) (4_11_12) (4_29_12) died this past year... paintings and photos... artwork in the gagosian gallery, beverly hills (5_5_12)
(5_13_12) ... previously affiliated with art dealer leo castelli...(6_10_12) There is a gallery of his work in houston called the "Cy Twombly Gallery" which has free admission; and it is adjacent to the menil gallery. I saw his artwork "nini's painting" and "untitled" (along with many others) there yesterday (6_16_12)... more info here (7_10_12)   I saw one of his pieces at the MOCA today. (7_22_13)
twachtman, john henry... american impressionist (6_8_12)
vallotton, felix  (3_29_12)
vanderbeek, stan
(1927-1984)... deceased american experimental filmmaker... more info here (8_4_12)
vedder, elihu
(1836-1923)... I'm not a big fan of his art...more info here (6_21_12)
viramontes, tony
... (died 1988)... deceased fashion illustrator and photographer... more info here (8_22_12)
walkowitz, abraham
... paintings influenced by the modernist movement in paris around 1908... a radical american painter 
(6_8_12)
***warhol, andy
(1928-1987)  (2_18_12)... Died at age 58 in 1987.... (3_17_12)... Silk screens (4_11_12) (4_27_12) (5_4_12) (5_6_12) Dreamed of being a Hollywood movie-maker.  This didn't work out.  Did mediocre abstract paintings after this foray. (5_8_12) (5_11_12)
  a deceased artist whose work is sold as contemporary... did paintings with urine (5_13_12) (5_31_12) (6_3_12) a branded artist whose estate is represented by larry gagosian (6_10_12) (6_13_12)... we just saw his artwork at the gagosian gallery in beverly hills (a diagram of a dance step), and at the moca in l.a. (quite a few different large black and white pieces) (7_7_12) ...we just saw some of his very large black and white paintings at the MOCA in L.A. (7_6_12) ... more info here (7_10_12)   I saw one of his pieces at the MOCA today. (7_22_13)
warshawsky, abel... american painter (6_8_12)
weber, max
... (1881-1961) paintings influenced by the modernist movement in paris around 1908... one of the first americans to experiment with cubism  (4_18_12) (6_8_12)...more info here (6_22_12)
wesselmann, tom
...(1931-2004)...deceased american pop artist painter ... more info here (8_4_12) (8_18_12)
***whistler, james abbot mcneill
(1834-1903) (3_10_12)... "an american artist (who)... worked in paris before the turn of the century" -- (neuberger, p. 11)...wow! I really like his work.  It looks like john singer sargent's work!... more info here (6_23_12)... a "contrarian" artist (8_11_12)
white, charles.
..(1918-1979)... drew AMAZING drawings of African Americans (3_28_12)
williams, neil
(1934-1988) deceased american artist with shaped canvases... more info here (6_28_12)
witzleben, eugenia
... my great-grandmother... l.a. artist in the 40's and 50's (6_9_12)
wood, grant
(3_10_12)...american scene painter (6_19_12)... more info here (7_24_12)
***wyeth, andrew
(1917-2009) (3_10_12)
... the most popular american artist in the 50's along with norman rockwell (6_19_12) ..."a celebrated artist marginalized by the cognoscenti"-- Ken Johnson for the NYT... more info here (6_23_12)
wyeth, henriette.... andrew's sister (5_31_12)
zorach, marguerite
... about 1918
(6_8_12)
zorach, william (1887-1966) (6_8_12) american painter... more info here (7_29_12)
zwack, michael... of buffalo (5_6_12)