Read 15 captivating stories of artists who were unafraid to explore concepts of sexuality, disregard for cultural norms, or overt political statements.
Helen Frankenthaler was among the most significant American abstract artists of the 20th century, celebrated for her contribution to Color Field painting.
From inspiring each other’s work to capturing each other’s likenesses, Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas were as much rivals as they were friends.
As much storyteller as artist, the vibrant, sinuous, energetic art of Ernie Barnes is a depiction of Black American culture.
Capturing the essence of the 1980s aesthetic, Patrick Nagel’s blend of Art Deco and Pop Art oozed with the fashionable and sophisticated vibe of the era.
The intrepid painters of the Ashcan School pushed the American Realism further, turning their unfiltered and honest lens to the modern American landscape.
Creative collaborators span the history of art but shared passions brought a unique energy to some of the most influential ceramics of the 20th century.
From fashion to interior design, Sonia Delaunay’s life and career was vibrant and colourful, establishing her as a Parisian avant-garde queen.
Katsushika Hokusai, most famous for The Great Wave of Kanagawa, changed his name over 30 times and created his most popular works after the age of sixty.
Between World Wars, the African American community in Harlem, NYC, brought about a transformative artistic and cultural change through a wide range of art.