Famous Artists

Get to know many of watercolor’s master artists.

"Fishing Boats on the beach" - Watercolor

Dutch Vincent Van Gogh was an artist whose work is one of the formative influences of 20th-century art and whose life of suffering has become legendary. The son of a Dutch parson, he
"Birch at Hart Lake" - Watercolor

Hungarian, Canadian, American Zoltan Szabo was born in Hungary where he attended Art school before he immigrated to Canada in 1949 and then to the United States in 1980. Best known for his
"Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting"

American Edgar A. Whitney was an avid teacher and made beautiful art influenced by elements of modern design and the wet in wet technique of J.W.S. Cox and others. Mr. Whitney’s book “The
"San Miguel Allende" - 15" x 22" Watercolor, half sheet

American Frank Webb (AWS, NWS) of Edgewood, Pennsylvania, studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Working as a professional artist since 1947, he has received more than 90 major awards including a Dolphin
Watercolor - JMW Turner

English Although Joseph Mallord William Turner learned much about light, atmosphere, and water reflections from the likes of Claude Lorrain and other Dutch marine painters, he pushed the envelope by expanding and egrandising
"Rose and Silver:
Portrait of Mrs. Whibley" (1894)
27cm x 18cm - Watercolor

American “James McNeill Whistler, the painter of that most American of works–the very icon of American motherhood–“Arrangement in Grey and Black” (better known, of course, as “Whistler’s Mother”), ironically left the United States
"Beach Party" - Watercolor

American Milford Zornes was born and raised in Oklahoma and he finished high school in California. After spending a couple years hitch-hiking across the USA he ended up studying art in 1927 at
"Nick and Jamie" - Watercolor on paper

American A painter of landscape and figurative subjects in Pennsylvania and Maine, Andrew Wyeth became one of the best-known American painters of the 20th century. His style is deceptively realistic with compositions based
"Schooner in Dock"
15" x 20" Watercolor

American Frank Wilcox was a native of Cleveland, Ohio who became a prominent American Scene watercolorist. In 1906 he enrolled in the Cleveland School of Art and later studied with Henry Keller exploring
"Dockside View" - Watercolor

American Tony Couch holds a BA degree in Art from the University of Tampa, with followup work at Pratt Institute in New York while he was an artist for Associated Press. He freelanced
"The Blue Vase" (1933) - 43.8cm x 31.3cm
Watercolor - Cleveland Museum of Art

American “William Sommer was the key person in bringing European modernism to Northeast Ohio. He was born in Detroit, Michigan and in his youth apprenticed for seven years to a lithographer. He briefly
"Balboa Evening" - Watercolor

American Millard Sheets grew up in California in the Pomona Valley east of Los Angeles and by the age of 19 he was an elected member of the California Watercolor Society. At age
"Bucks County Barn" (1926) - 6 5/8" x 9 1/8"
Watercolor over pencil on mounted paper
Bequest of Earle W. Grant

American American artist Charles Sheeler, was a “precisionist” who used precisely defined forms and smoothly brushes surfaces to reveal the appearance and experience of American life. Always aware of the importance of abstract
"Forest Floor" (circa 1968) - 19 3/4" x 27 1/2" Watercolor
Illinois State Museum collection

American Irving Shapiro was born in Chicago. He studied painting at the Art Institute and the American Academy of Art, both in Chicago. He taught art at the Academy from 1945 until he
"Spanish Fountain" (1902) - 13 9/16" x 19 1/8" Watercolor
Brooklyn Museum, New York

American “John Singer Sargent is considered worldwide one of the finest, inspired and most important American expatriate painters of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He was a master of the bravura brushstroke