Here are MyArtBroker’s top five American artists, the ‘greatest hits of American art’ in celebration of Independence Day. Start planning your road trip now…

Edward Hopper (1882-1967)
Most known for his oil paintings that depict a new typically American subject matter: the raking horizontals of the US city: long boulevards, highways and railroads. Lonely figures alongside gas stations, coffee bars and hotel bedrooms.
See it at:
The Metropolitan, New York
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Jackson Pollock  (1912-1956)
Pollock’s vigorous “action paintings”, full of drips, swirls and splatters revolutionized the artworld of 1940s New York.
See it at:
There are two exhibitions currently on show. One at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice for the Biennale (until 14 September), and one at Tate, Liverpool.

Georgia O’Keefe (1887-1986)
Painter of glorious, enlarged, exotic—and erotic— flowers. Making you see them in a whole new, sensual light. She was married to Alfred Stieglitz who helped bring many European surrealists and Abstract Expressionists to New York City in the pre-War years.
See it at:
Georgia O’Keefe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Mark Rothko (1903-1970)
Born in Russia, to an intellectual Jewish family, Rothko emigrated to the US as a child. He gravitated to a career as an artist creating ever more abstract fields of intense subtle colour and light, imbued with high emotion and charge.
See it at:
Tate Modern, London houses Rothko’s famous Seagram Murals. Free to enter and always on show.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) (pictured)
A defining figure of postwar American art who began his career as a commercial artist in New York and went on to become one of the most prolific and popular artists of his century. Everyone knows his work – an icon.
See it at:
Warhol Museum in the artist’s native Pittsburgh
Own it by:
Visiting MyArtBroker’s available Warhol art pieces here

Who have we missed? Who would be in your top 5? Let us know!

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