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Explore 50+ Artists for Kids

One way to learn and experience art is to learn from experts. So here are some famous artists from whom kids can get inspirations to paint. The artists are from different backgrounds and countries and have a unique style of their own. Let your child explore various techniques and forms of art and interpret art in their own way.

The artists listed here are not in any particular order. Each link will take you to the post where pinned artworks from the artist can be viewed and an art project for children inspired by their style is available.  The difficulty level mentioned depends on the art project that we are doing and the technique we are trying to learn. Learn about the art styles, the medium can be used to do the artwork. 

Artists for kids

Children can learn techniques from artists

  1. Delaunay,  Art Style – Abstract, Medium: any, Subject: Circles, Learn: Creating abstract art with circles, Level – easy
  2. Romero Britto  Art style: Pop Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Anything, Learn: Flat coloring with patterns, Level – easy
  3. Kenny Scharf,  Art style: Pop Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Faces, Learn: Blending contrasting colors, Level – medium
  4. Patrick Caufield,  Art Style: Pop Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject- Still life, Learn; Drawing still life. Level – medium
  5. Marina Rey,  Art style – Contemporary Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: landscapes Learn: Blending contrasting colors, Level – medium
  6. Takashi Murakami,  Art style – Pop Art, Medium: Any, Subject: flowers with faces, Learn:  Repeating to cover a drawing area, Level – easy
  7. Vera Neumann,  Art style – Abstract Art, Medium: Watercolor, Subject: flowers, Learn –  soft blending and shading, Level – hard
  8. Norval Morrisseau,  Art style – Aboriginal Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: nature, birds, animals, Learn: Bright flat coloring, Level – medium
  9. Joan Miro,  Art style – Abstract Art, Medium: Any, Subject: abstract Learn: Using simple shapes and symbols to create your painting, Level – Easy
  10. Tom Fedro,  Art Style – Pop Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Portraits, Learn: Blending contrasting colors. Level – medium
  11. Andrea Doss,  Storybook art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Cute animals in action, Learn: Painting beautiful skies. Level – medium
  12. Keith Haring,  Art style – Pop Art, Medium: Any, Subject: Figures Learn: Draw figures in action, Level – Easy
  13. Paul Klee,  Art style – Expressionism and Abstract Art, Medium: Watercolor, Subject: Color theory, Learn: Flat coloring with patterns, Level – Medium
  14. Prashant Miranda,  Art style – Storybook art, Medium: Watercolor, Subject: Animals and plants, Learn: Painting animals and shading, Level – Medium
  15. Kelly Tracht,  Art style – Contemporary Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Marine animals, Learn: Abstract spontaneous painting, Level – Medium
  16. Ted Harrison,  Art style – Abstract Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject- Landscape,  Learn – Applying flat paints to create a landscape, Level – Easy
  17. Cori Dantini,  Art style – Contemporary Folk  Art, Medium: Mixed Media, Subject: Young girls,  Learn: Using acrylic and paper collages, Level – Medium
  18. Stik Art,  Art style – Grafitti or Street Art, Medium: Any, Subject: Figures, Learn: Figures in action, Level – Easy
  19. Gillian Mowbray,  Art style – Contemporary Folk Art, Medium: Acrylic, SUbject: Landscape Learn – Creating simple colorful landscapes, wet on dry, Level – Easy
  20. Thierry Noir,  Art style – Graffiti or Street Art, Medium: Any, Subject: Faces Learn – Paint faces looking sideways. Level – Easy
  21. Jamini Roy,  Art style – Indian Folk Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Portraits and animals, Learn: Flat coloring with patterns, Level – medium
  22. Angela Moulton,  Art style – Abstract, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Birds, Learn: Bold strokes to create birds, Level – Medium
  23. James Rizzi,  Art style – Pop Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Cityscape Learn: to represent happy city life, Level – Easy
  24. Piet Mondrian,  Art style – Abstract Art, Medium: Any, Subject: Geometric,  Learn: To use  lines and primary colors to create a painting, Level – Easy
  25. Burton Morris,  Art style – Pop Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Still life Learn: Flat coloring with bold and flashy outlines, Level – Easy
  26. Annie O’Brien Gonzales, Art Style: Contemporary Abstract Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Flowers, Learn: Layering and mixed media, bold brush strokes, Level: Medium
  27. Jean Dubuffet, Art Style: Art Brut, Medium: Any, Subject: Abstract, Learn: creating objects in an abstract way, Level: Easy
  28. Carla Sonheim, Art Style: Contemporary Art, Medium: Watercolor, Subject: Imaginary Animals, Learn: Create spontaneous animals and objects,  Level: Easy
  29. Julie Miville, Art Style: Whimsical Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Imaginary Animals, Learn: Dry brush technique in acrylic, Level: Easy
  30. Hans Innemee, Art Style: Contemporary Abstract Art, Medium: Acrylic and mixed media, Subject: Farm animals, Learn: Monotyping, Level: Medium
  31. Maggie Chiang, Art Style: Contemporary Art, Medium: Watercolor, Subject: plants and greenery, Learn: Using Transparency of watercolor Level: Medium
  32. Peter Diem, Art Style: Abstract and Expressive, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Farm animals, Learn: Negative painting, Level: Easy
  33. Claude Monet, Art Style: Expressionist Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Nature, Learn: small brush strokes, Level: Medium
  34. Alida Akers, Art Style: Whimsical Art, Medium: Watercolor, Subject: Nature, Learn: Perspective, Level: Hard
  35. Paride Bertolin, Art Style: Whimsical Art, Medium: Pens, Subject: Imaginary Animals, Learn: Sketching fun animals Level: Medium
  36. Georges Seurat Art Style: Pointillism Art, Medium: Any, Subject: Any, Learn: New technique called pointillism, Level: Medium
  37. Jackson Pollock, Art Style: Abstract Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: abstract, Learn: New drip painting technique, Level: Medium
  38. Eric Carle, Art Style: Storybook Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Animals and objects, Learn: Painted Paper art, Level: Easy
  39. Victor Vasarely, Art Style: Abstract Art, Medium: Markers, Subject: Geometric Shapes, Learn: Op Art or Optical Art, Level: Medium
  40. Bridget Riley, Art Style: Abstract Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Geometric Shapes, Learn: Op Art or Optical Art, Level: Medium
  41. Amedeo Modigliani, Art Style: Expressionist, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Portraits, Learn: Blending colors, Level: Medium
  42. Sandra Silberzweig, Art Style: Folk Art, Medium: Acrylic and markers, Subject: Portraits, Learn: Patterning while making portraits Level: Hard
  43. Jean Joseph Sanfourche, Art Style: Art Brut, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Figures, Learn: Simple bold figures, Level: Easy
  44. Julian Opie, Art Style: Pop Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Figures, Learn: Simple bold figures, Level: Hard
  45. Gaston Chassaic, Art Style: Art Brut, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Figures, Learn: Simple bold figures, Level: Easy
  46. Kirra Jamison, Art Style: Abstract, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Loops, Learn: Create loops, Level: Medium
  47. Britt Bass Turner, Art Style: Abstract, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Abstract, Learn: Simple shapes with paints of your choice, Level: Medium
  48. Sanna Hannuka, Art Style: Folk Art, Medium: Any, Subject: Birds and nature, Learn: Scandinavian Folk Art Level: Hard
  49. Cathy Horvath Buchanan, Art Style: Contemporary Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Landscape, Learn: to paint reflections, Level: Hard
  50. Jane Newland, Art Style: Storybook Art, Medium: Watercolor, Subject: Landscape, Learn: Decorative watercolor, Level: Medium
  51. Kees Van de Wetering, Art Style: Contemporary Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Flowers, Learn: Fragmatic art, Level: Medium
  52. Carole Spandau, Art Style: Contemporary Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Cityscape, Learn: to paint snow, Level: Hard
  53. Wayne Thiebaud, Art Style: Pop Art, Medium: Acrylic, Subject: Still life, Learn: Paint cakes and pastries in acrylic, Level: Hard

 

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