In this article, we'll going to read about some of the Famous American Artists. The stories of everyone are very inspirational and interesting.
1. Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol belongs from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father was a Construction Worker. At the very early age of 8years, he had a liver disease. From the childhood he has interest in art. In childhood, his mother teach him arts and give him a detailed knowledge of art. Not long after graduation, he moved to the Big Apple to seek after his craft vocation. Throughout the following decade, Andy would demonstrate his ability by getting grants and awards for his work, yet he then strived to be much more novel. He is well regarded as one of the most influential pop artists, and his work has left an indelible mark on American culture, with contemporary artists appreciating his inventiveness.
2. Jackson Pollock
Jackson Pollock was brought into the world in 1812 in Cody, Wyoming. At the point when he was 18, he chose to move to New York to concentrate on his advantage in workmanship. Soon after, he started painting with a task through the New Deal. In 1943, he had a contract with a well known Art Gallery. In the 1950s, he continue to work to evolve his painting. As an Abstract Expressionist Artist, he believes to combine his feeling into his work. His paintings were very popular as people easily recognize his painting in between different painter's painting. Unfortunately, he died in a car accident in 1956.
3. Georgia O’Keeffe
Georgia O’Keeffe was born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, in 1887. In early age, she was quiet reserved and shy but from the beginning she was highly fascinated with nature and beauty. From the very beginning, she wanted to be an artist. Finally, in 1917, she gets the chance to show her artwork and that was her first exhibition.
4. Mark Rothko
Mark Rothko was born in 1903 in Russia. He moved to United States when he was 10 and then study their. As he spend almost his entire life in America, so he is known by an American Artist. Late during the 1960s, Rothko has heart concerns and sank into a downturn that would ultimately prompt self destruction. In excess of 800 bits of his work turned into a focal point of a hard-taken on legitimate conflict. His popular craftsmanship is shown in various exhibition halls all over the planet.
5. Edward Hopper
Edward Hopper was born in New York in 22nd July, 1882. He did his study in News York School of Art, In 1924, he decided to make paintings with full focus. His work is known for making a feeling of forlornness however utilized brilliant tones to carry significance to standard scenes of day to day existence. A portion of his pursued pieces incorporate "Nighthawks" in 1942 and "Early Sunday Morning" in 1930.
6. Keith Haring
Keith Haring was born in 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania. From childhood, he is very influence from Walt Disney and spend hours in drawing with his father. As a result, he became a cartoon and comics artist. His career started in 1980 in New York. He also opened his own retail store in 1986which offers T-Shirts, Posters and more.
7. Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein, born in 1923. After finishing his High School, he take admission in Ohio State University and also began teaching art classes. He died in 1997 due to pneumonia.
8. Norman Rockwell
He is born in 1894, in New York City. He is one of the most famous American Artist. He began his training in his teenage years from National Academy of Design. The star from the “Wizard of Oz”, Judy Garland, would be Rockwell’s last portraits before he passed away from emphysema.
9. Jean-Michel Basquiat
He was born in 1960 in Brooklyn, New York. He is very inspired and encouraged from his mother and due to her he has interest in art from the very early age. He was featured on the cover of New York Times Magazine shortly before he passed away.
10. Alexander Calder
Alexander Calder is well known for his innovation of the portable, a theoretical model that moves in light of touch or air flows by exploiting the standard of balance. Calder likewise made fantastic models including .125 for JFK Airport in New York City in 1957; Spirale for UNESCO in Paris the next year; and his biggest figure El Sol Rojo in 1968 external the Aztec Stadium for the New Mexico Summer Olympic Games. Two months after his passing in November 1976, Alexander Calder was granted the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the most noteworthy non military personnel honor in the United States.
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Earlier, a few percent of the population had a positive attitude towards homosexuality and the lowest was 1% acceptance in 2002. With the advancement, people started understanding it is completely natural to get attracted towards the same sex.
In 2019, 72% of the US population is ready to accept and respect homosexuality while only 37% of India’s population nodded. In 1996, 68% of Americans didn’t stand in the favor of same-sex marriage.
From 1988 to 2009, an increase of 1%-1.5% has been noticed in our culture every year and about 4% from April 2009 to August 2010.
Over the past two decades, a dramatic increase has been noticed in the acceptance of homosexuality and same-sex marriages. Parents don’t mind their children marrying the same sex.
There are NGOs and various other firms that are constantly working towards the betterment of this section. These organizations are training them to walk with their heads high and not feel ashamed of their identity.
They are actively urging them to enter different fields and exhibit their strength to work. In 2019, our Prime Minister released a statement favoring the LGBTQ community that they should be given a fair chance to work.
Getting attracted to the same sex or taking birth with another gender is not a sin. You can live your life the way you want. You can appear for your favorite job anytime you want. In fact, none of the job application forms or exam forms ask about your sexuality. This is something very private and it is your choice whether you want to share it or not.
According to a survey, countries with higher GDP have more acceptance towards homosexuality while countries with a per-capita income of less than $10,000 are not supportive. These countries include Kenya, Nigeria, and Ukraine.
When talking about viewpoints based on age groups, the youth in 22 out of 34 countries has a supportive attitude towards homosexuality.
According to the 2019 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC), the US has 543,000 same-sex married couples while they have 469,000 unmarried couples. This shows the acceptance of homosexuality. While India does not recognize same-sex marriages even today.
The age factor is strongly related to the acceptance of homosexuality. 83% of people belonging to the age group 18-29 accept homosexuality and same-sex marriages and 72% from 30-49 favor it. 65% of people belonging to 50-64 are supporting while only 58% of people belonging to 65+ stand in its favor.
Apart from social acceptance, moral acceptance of homosexuality is equally important. 69% of American population says gay or lesbian relationships are morally acceptable while 30% of population says it is not acceptable. The other 1% is neutral and thus have no opinion.
Falling for someone who does not belong to opposite sex is natural and it should be acceptable. Although the graph of the US is better than many countries, it is not acceptable 100%. The idea is to make people understand the remaining population that there is nothing wrong in same-sex marriages. They can raise a child, spend a happier life which is going to affect happiness index of the country.
Author: Yamini Sharma
A colourist makes his presence known even in a simple charcoal drawing.