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Keith Haring

Keith Haring, visual artist and activist   Keith Haring (1958-1990), was a painter and visual artist, who later in his short life became a social activist. Though his imagery is lighthearted at first glance, his work is deeply imbued with political and sociological commentary, and has become accepted by many as one of the twentieth… Read More Keith Haring

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Mark Ryden

Mark Ryden: painter, author, filmmaker Mark Ryden (born January 20, 1963) is an American painter, part of the Lowbrow (or Pop Surrealist) art movement. He was dubbed “the god-father of pop surrealism” by Interview Magazine. Artnet named Ryden and his wife, the painter Marion Peck, the King and Queen of Pop Surrealism and one of… Read More Mark Ryden

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Marion Peck

Marion Peck: painter Marion Peck (born October 3, 1963) is a pop surrealist painter based in the United States. Her personal style is unique, slightly twisted, and utterly stupendous. Marion Peck was born on October 3, 1963 in Manila, the Philippines, while her family was on a trip around the world. She grew up in… Read More Marion Peck

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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol: artist of many genres Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. A successful magazine and ad illustrator… Read More Andy Warhol

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David Hockney

Today’s Artist Birthday: David Hockney David Hockney, OM CH RA (born 9 July 1937) is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. An important contributor to the Pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. David Hockney was born in Bradford,… Read More David Hockney