Artists are creative people. The term is most often used to describe those who make works through painting, sculpture, video and performance, but it can be also used to describe someone with some sort of creative talent. A visual artist is someone who deals with different subjects but chooses to represent or interrogate these ideas through different mediums. Artists now work in a variety of forms, often seeking to make an audience think differently about a certain topic. Kara Walker is a famous American artist who creates visual imagery re-representing oppressive historical narratives of slavery. She uses hand drawn silhouettes, paintings, and sculpture to tell these stories.

How do you become an artist?

There are many different paths to become an artist. You can become an artist by refining your skills, selecting your medium or art, and recognizing your strengths and weaknesses as an artist. It is also important to have the necessary supplies and find a way to promote your artwork to share with others.

How do you make money as an artist?

As an artist, it is important to diversify your income and have multiple streams of income. You can make money as an artist by teaching art, selling your artwork in digital form, or applying for grants. You can also sell your art on merchandise, and earn commissions to produce specific art pieces.

What is a visual artist?

A visual artist produces various works of art through a variety of materials. Visual artists can draw, paint, create murals, or even design in 3D. They are not tied down to one form of media and can work in different fields like marketing, CAD design, product design, and develop video games.

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5’10” | 1.78 m (Estimated)
August 28, 1957
Ai Weiwei
178.000
1957.00
27000
3D
Ai Weiwei
5’11” | 1.80 m
August 6, 1928
Andy Warhol
180.000
1928.00
184000
3D
Andy Warhol
Bob Ross
562000
6’2” | 1.88 m
October 29, 1942
Bob Ross
188.000
1942.00
562000
3D
Bob Ross
5’3” | 1.60 m
July 6, 1907
Frida Kahlo
160.000
1907.00
297000
3D
Frida Kahlo
5’7” | 1.70 m
November 17, 1904
Isamu Noguchi
170.000
1904.00
8800
3D
Isamu Noguchi
5’7” | 1.70 m
January 28, 1912
Jackson Pollock
170.000
1912.00
132000
3D
Jackson Pollock
5’5” | 1.65 m
January 21, 1955
Jeff Koons
165.000
1955.00
42000
3D
Jeff Koons
6’0” | 1.83 m (Estimated)
November 26, 1969
Kara Walker
183.000
1969.00
25000
3D
Kara Walker
5’8” | 1.73 m (Estimated)
April 15, 1452
Leonardo da Vinci
173.000
1452.00
232000
3D
Leonardo da Vinci
5’7” | 1.70 m (Estimated)
November 30, 1946
Marina Abramović
170.000
1946.00
6100
3D
Marina Abramović
5’4” | 1.63 m
October 25, 1881
Pablo Picasso
163.000
1881.00
130000
3D
Pablo Picasso
5’8” | 1.73 m
November 21, 1898
René Magritte
173.000
1898.00
29000
3D
René Magritte
5’8” | 1.73 m
May 11, 1904
Salvador Dalí
173.000
1904.00
192000
3D
Salvador Dalí
5’7” | 1.70 m (Estimated)
February 1, 1962
Takashi Murakami
170.000
1962.00
69000
3D
Takashi Murakami
5’0” | 1.52 m (Estimated)
March 22, 1929
Yayoi Kusama
152.000
1929.00
64000
3D
Yayoi Kusama
Yayoi Kusama
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Yayoi Kusama was born in Japan in 1929 and is one of the most famous artists in the world. She is known for her bright, colourful and psychedelic installations and sculptures. She has a very distinctive visual style. She incorporates bright colour schemes alongside repeated motifs of polka dots and sculptural pumpkins. One of her most famous works is the 1965 Infinity Mirror Room which has been re-created over the years in different cities around the world. Her exhibitions are often so popular people queue up for hours to see them.

Yayoi Kusama has an estimated height of 5’0” (1.52 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Yayoi Kusama with height measurements
Yayoi Kusama was born in Japan in 1929 and is one of the most famous artists in the world. She is known for her bright, colourful and psychedelic installations and sculptures. She has a very distinctive visual style. She incorporates bright colour schemes alongside repeated motifs of polka dots.

Yayoi Kusama has an estimated height of 5’0” (1.52 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Yayoi Kusama with height measurements
Yayoi Kusama
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Nationality: Japan

Art Movement: Pop Art, Minimalism

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March 22, 1929

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Pablo Picasso
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Pablo Picasso is considered one of the most important artists of all time and is considered one of the creators of the Cubist movement, alongside Georges Braque. Cubism is a style that seeks to represent the three-dimensional within two-dimensional art forms. Picasso utilized these Cubist theories to create intense and alluring drawings and paintings, that first appear abstract but then reveal hidden representations of people and places.  His own avant-garde style led him to becoming one of the most influential artists of the early twentieth century. Some of his most famous works include Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, The Weeping Woman, and Guernica.

Pablo Picasso had a height of 5’4” (1.63 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Pablo Picasso with overall height
Pablo Picasso is considered one of the most important artists of all time and is considered one of the creators of the Cubist movement, alongside Georges Braque. Cubism is a style that seeks to represent the three-dimensional within two-dimensional art forms. Picasso utilized these Cubist theories.

Pablo Picasso had a height of 5’4” (1.63 m).

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Nationality: Spain

Art Movement: Cubism, Surrealism

Death: April 8, 1973 (91)

Given Name
Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso
Birthday
October 25, 1881

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Takashi Murakami
Height comparison diagram of Takashi Murakami compared to other artists

Takashi Murakami is a Japanese artist known for his large-scale drawings, paintings and sculptures. Murakami’s work incorporates traditional techniques but through a contemporary visual aesthetic, often drawing from popular culture, sci-fi and his own repeated visual motifs. He has a PhD in Nihonga—the name given to the styles and techniques of early 20th century Japanese painting. Murakami often creates his own cartoons; a mélange of the characteristics of popular characters from the US, Europe and East Asia. Murakami exhibits worldwide and is currently represented by the Gagosian gallery.

Takashi Murakami has an estimated height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Takashi Murakami with overall height
Takashi Murakami is a Japanese artist known for his large-scale drawings, paintings and sculptures. Murakami’s work incorporates traditional techniques but through a contemporary visual aesthetic, often drawing from popular culture, sci-fi and his own repeated visual motifs.

Takashi Murakami has an estimated height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

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Nationality: Japan

Art Movement: Superflat

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February 1, 1962

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Leonardo da Vinci
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Born in Italy in April of 1452, Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, architect, and inventor who is recognized as one of the greatest painters of all time. Two of his works, Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, are considered among the world’s most famous paintings.  He was also known for his notebooks filled with inventions relating to a myriad of subjects. Despite lacking a formal education, the diversity in both his personal disciplinary studies as well as his talent epitomized the humanist idea of the  “Renaissance Man,” for which he is considered by scholars today, as the primary example.

Leonardo da Vinci had an estimated height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Leonardo da Vinci with height measurements
Born in Italy in April of 1452, Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, architect, and inventor who is recognized as one of the greatest painters of all time. Two of his works, Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, are considered among the world’s most famous paintings. He was also known for his famed notebooks.

Leonardo da Vinci had an estimated height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

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Nationality: Italy

Fields: Engineering, science, architecture, painting

Death: May 2, 1519 (67)

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April 15, 1452

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Jackson Pollock
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Jackson Pollock is an American artist considered at the forefront of Abstract Expressionism. He is known for his particular style of painting, which involves lying a canvas of the floor and ‘drip’ painting over the surface to create highly detailed and colourful large-scale canvases. This way of making work is also known as ‘action painting’ which refers to the highly physical process. Pollock died in 1956 and has gained more and more recognition since his death. He is now considered one of the most influential artists of the early twentieth century. He has had major retrospectives at both MoMa in New York and the Tate in London.

Jackson Pollock had a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Jackson Pollock labeled with overall height
Jackson Pollock is an American artist considered at the forefront of Abstract Expressionism. He is known for his particular style of painting, which involves lying a canvas of the floor and ‘drip’ painting over the surface to create highly detailed and colourful large-scale canvases.

Jackson Pollock had a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Jackson Pollock labeled with overall height
Jackson Pollock
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Nationality: United States

Art Movement: Abstract expressionism

Death: August 11, 1956 (44)

Given Name
Paul Jackson Pollock
Birthday
January 28, 1912

Drawings include:
Jackson Pollock elevations (assorted)

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