Jacqueline Clyde

13161925_10153750312449296_6057783254491125900_o Gao Xingjian

Gao Xingjian is a famous Chinese artist, primarily known as a novelist and the first Chinese-language Nobel Laurate, but as well as a praised painter and critic. He is a versatile artist with a profound relationship with his works – creating in different...

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David Alfaro Siqueiros - Photo of the artist, 1944 - Image via pinterestcom David Alfaro Siqueiros

An extremely prominent figure that emerged from the Mexican school of great mural painters, David Alfaro Siqueiros was an artist whose incredible depictions leave him standing shoulder to shoulder with the likes of José Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera. The...

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Tunga

Brazilian artist Tunga, born Jose de Barros Carvalho e Mello, was a talented and eclectic creator who worked in sculpture, installation, photography, poetry, and video. His large-scale installations and sculptures were always capable of transforming galleries...

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s Leon Loewentraut

Painting is simply my passion, says Leon Loewentraut, a young German abstract artist whose work has been popular among many prestigious international collectors and galleries. Leon’s colorful and bold pieces that resemble the expressive style of Picasso...

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Martine Syms

Martine Syms, a young American artist, has built her exciting career based on the idea of conceptual entrepreneurship. Through the process of designing, launching and running new businesses, Martine has exhibited and screened her art extensively, including...

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Who Are the Richest Artists in the World Today?

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Art is hardly a profession that promises a hefty monthly paycheck and a safe retirement in 2016. Instead, it is volatile, dependent on luck as much as on talent, marketing and endless promotion in news and videos as much as hard work. Many give it a try, many...

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Georg Baselitz – Playing with Vibrant Colors

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German neo-expressionist, post-modern painter, temporarily a part of what is often referred to as the Neue Wilden movement, Georg Baselitz has been painting for over 50 years, and creating sculpture for just over 30, climbing up to an estimated net worth of...

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Chuck Close – Wheelchair Bound Creative Genius

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With the wealth of well over $25 million, the legendary painter Chuck Close easily makes it to this list. Initially achieving fame with his exceptionally large portraits based on photographs, he expanded his efforts to an endless number of artistic mediums,...

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Andreas Gursky – Creating an Illusion of Wide Spaces

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Holding the title of Professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and working in a studio created by architects Herzog & de Meuron (of Tate Modern fame), German photographer Andreas Gursky is an all round successful artist. Already a multimillionaire (his...

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Richard Prince – Controversial Mastermind of Appropriation

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Prolific painter and photographer Richard Prince is an artist who has successfully bridged the gap between the world of street culture and fashion blogosphere and the fine arts. Through collaborations with prestigious brands such as Louis Vuitton and Supreme,...

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Cindy Sherman – Most Expensive Female Photographer

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Well over a century after the art academies in the western world opened their doors to women, it is strange and somewhat disheartening to find only one female name on this list. American photographer and film director with a net worth of $35 million, Cindy...

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music albums of jay dre inspired some of hockney's pieces David Hockney – Extraordinary Stage Designer

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A central figure of the British art scene for almost half a century, David Hockney is remarkably wealthy (with a net worth of some $40 million), yet still less so than some of his peers. Artist, draughtsman, stage designer and photographer, he began his...

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Gerhard Richter – Stellar Prices of Abstract Paintings

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German visual artist Gerhard Richter is known for producing both abstract and photorealistic works, completely dismissing the idea of the artist’s obligation to maintain a single cohesive style. One of the pioneers of New European Painting, he is...

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Antony Gormley – Finding Inspiration in Human Body

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Another Turner Prize winner, Antony Gormley is a British sculptor whose fortune is now estimated at $50 million. His sculptures are almost always figures, more often than not based on casts of his own body. Gormley’s most famous works include Event...

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Anish Kapoor – Creator of Large-Scale Public Commissions

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Having represented Britain in the XLIV Venice Biennale in 1990 and winning the Turner Prize in 2002, the British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor is one the biggest names on the art scene today, worth just over $85 million. His reflective mirror-like sculptures...

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Takashi Murakami – Between High and Low Art

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Native of Tokyo, Japan, Takashi Murakami is a contemporary artist famous for constantly blurring the line between high and low art. Working in fine arts media of painting and sculpture, as well as more commercially-oriented areas of fashion, merchandise, and...

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Andrew Vicari – Rembrandt of Riyadh

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Welsh portrait painter mostly working in France and the Middle East, Andrew Vicari remained a figurative artist working in oil throughout his career. This “Rembrandt of Riyadh” was appointed the official painter to the King and Government of Saudi...

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David Choe – Rapture of a Dirty Style

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Painter, muralist, graffiti artist and graphic novelist, David Choe (40) is the youngest on the list. Having started spray-painting on the streets of LA in his early teens, he soon spread out into various different creative pursuits, amassing a fortune of...

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