American Artists Online

On my (cyber) world tour of artists by country, I’ve found that the most represented bunch of artists online are definitely Americans. I struggle finding artists from countries like China, India, or even Germany online, but everywhere I look I find websites by American artists. It could be the language barrier, but I’m sure marketing has something to do with it too.
Anyway, here’s some cool American painters..

  • Karen Jacobs – Painter that moves from abstract to landscape paintings with ease.
  • Matt Sesow – Prolific, expressive, outsider artist.
  • Jafabrit – Contemporary American/English artist that taught me what eating crow is.
  • Kelly Moore – Raw, expressionist artist.
  • Jeffrey Gold – Classical realist artist using the nude as a subject.
  • Andrei Rabodzeenko – Original quirky works (the paintings from 2001-2004).
  • Bill Gingles – Interesting American abstract artist using symbols and textures.
  • Jesse Reno – Prolific, expressionist painter based in the United States.
  • Thomas Arvid – Photo-realist painter of all things wine and vineyards.

See the Australian and Canadian artists from previous posts too.

About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.


  1. Enjoyed the websites, some more than others, and one in particular. Only natural.
    However, I did the tour immediately after reading the piece in the NY Times on, quoting:“Rebels and Martyrs: The Image of the Artist in the 19th Century,” an entertaining exhibition at the National Gallery in London” close quote.
    The author reflects upon the thesis of the exhibiton, that it was the Romantic era which created the image of the anguished genius as artist.
    Take an internet look at it, the citation is: When Anguish Among Artists Became Both Respected and Expected
    Published: July 27, 2006 NY Times.
    As I say, I looked at the work of these artists with the question in the forefront of mind: are these anguished geniuses?
    If not, to succeed big, will they have to become ….geniuses?
    If they never become anguished geniuses, will they have to create the image to stand a chance at big time fame and fortune?
    Frankly, whether anguished or not, I did not see much sign in the work of anguish.
    I guess I would take the viewpoint that most artists, top of the line or not, suffer no more, on average, than most scholars, scientists, salespeople or other petit bourgeois types. Van Gogh may have suffered for his art but a great many other schizophrenics ( or manic depressives) have suffered for their gambling, families, gardens, or soap operas.
    what does distinguish the good working artist is his capacity tocreate visualizations (or whatever the nature of the art is)of his perspectives which can interest, enlighten or entertain others. As for the need to be a genius, so few among artists or any other worldly pursuit qualify for that elite category that we might as well forget it. Of course, one could define the term so as to include many, Matisse, Picasso, Leger, Pollock, Rothko, Dekooning, Ernst, Klee, Mondrian, Kandinsky…are only a few of the very large number of artists working in the 20th century to whom well regarded art historians, critics and curators have bestowed the title Genius and/or Great. In monographs, I have seen dozens of an artist’s paintings labelled “great”.
    If the word, either word, meant something at the very highest level, we might possibly grant four or five a century (at the very most) thelabel, and perhaps one or two pictures of each as masterpieces.
    Why that won’t happen is due to a number of variables equally at work in the film industry, for example, where having deprived the word STAR of any meaning, SUPERSTAR replaced it, and now even more inflated characterizations.
    My advice to all who are serious about their art is not to worry if they do not feel genius-like and do not feel any greater anguish than the mechanic does looking for what makes the rattle in a car. Do your job as well as you can at any given time, work through the inevitable anxieties intrinsic to displaying oneself to others, and don’t feel that a decent family life and a modest degree of pride in one’s work disables one from being good.
    Similarly, in our role as audience, look to the pictures (again using that as one example of the arts)that strikes one as communicating aesthetic, cognitive or emotional “messages” and let the publicists and historians worry about genius and greatness.

  2. I would say my “dichotomy at checkpoint” is anguished but in general no, not an anguished artistic genious. Oh well! enjoyed reading your comment.

  3. I though Arvid’s name was familiar. Did you read the article about a gallery selling knock off’s of his work.

    I enjoyed the list, and some are new to me. thanks for including me on it, I feel humbled.

    By the way irv, I agree with your assessment. I have had several people ask if I suffer from depression because a lot of my work is dark and touches on difficult subjects. They often are shocked to discover I am the complete opposite of what they imagined.
    ta ra for now

  4. jafabrit

    how could anyone who has seen that scintillating tongue of yours take you for a depressive
    (Now, the rest of you, get your minds out of the sexpool, I am referring to her bio on this site.


  5. Glad to see my pal Kelly Moore on your list of interesting artists. I’ve always found his art exciting, and different.

  6. Hi

    Its an Interesting journey so far.

    I run an art gallery in India specializing in Indian COntemporary Art..Would like ot know if anyone has heard of any Indian Contemporary Artist

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