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A group of 30 Americans artists, left to right: Rashid Johnson, Nick Cave, Kalup Linzy, Jeff Sonhouse, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, Barkley L. Hendricks, Hank Willis Thomas (front row), Xaviera Simmons, Purvis Young, John Bankston, Nina Chanel Abney, Henry Taylor, Mickalene Thomas (front row), Kerry James Marshall, and Shinique Smith.

30 Americans—Artists in the News

Learn more about the artists and their unforgettable work through articles and blogposts linked below.

Nina Chanel Abney  |  John Bankston  |  Jean-Michael Basquiat  | Mark Bradford  |  Iona Rozeal Brown  |  Nick Cave  |  Robert Colescott  |  Noah Davis  |  Leonardo Drew  |  Renée Green  |  David Hammons  |  Barkley L. Hendricks  |  Rashid Johnson  |  Glenn Ligon  |  Kalup Linzy  |  Kerry James Marshall  |  Rodney McMillian  |  Wangechi Mutu  |  William Pope.L  |  Gary Simmons  |  Xaviera Simmons  |  Lorna Simpson  |  Shinique Smith  |  Jeff Sonhouse  |  Henry Taylor  |  Hank Willis Thomas  |  Mickalene Thomas  |  Kara Walker  |  Carrie Mae Weems  |  Kehinde Wiley  |  Purvis Young


Nina Chanel Abney

John Bankston

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Mark Bradford

Iona Rozeal Brown

Nick Cave

Robert Colescott

Noah Davis

Leonardo Drew

Renée Green

David Hammons

Barkley L. Hendricks

Rashid Johnson

Glenn Ligon

Kalup Linzy

Kerry James Marshall

Rodney McMillian

Wangechi Mutu

William Pope.L

Gary Simmons

Xaviera Simmons

Lorna Simpson

Shinique Smith

Click here to read more press about Shinique Smith

Jeff Sonhouse

Henry Taylor

Hank Willis Thomas

Mickalene Thomas

Kara Walker

Carrie Mae Weems

Kehinde Wiley

Purvis Young

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Glenn Ligon, America, 2008. Neon sign and paint, Edition of 1 plus AP, 24 × 168 inches. Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection.  A group of 30 Americans artists, left to right: Rashid Johnson, Nick Cave, Kalup Linzy, Jeff Sonhouse, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, Barkley L. Hendricks, Hank Willis Thomas (front row), Xaviera Simmons, Purvis Young, John Bankston, Nina Chanel Abney, Henry Taylor, Mickalene Thomas (front row), Kerry James Marshall, and Shinique Smith. Photo credit: Kwaku Alston.