Modern Artists I Like
What is really worth preserving from the past is that technical knowledge which is universal and can be put to use in executing any style or subject matter. We need never worry that Art will run out of styles.
I am convinced that there is as much fine work produced now as before. It just doesnt conform to what is presently fashionable and doesnt fit into the narrow confines of what is considered by critics as great Modern Art.
Here is a list of some artists I feel have done work well worth seeing.
I could list forty more and there are hundreds more whose names I dont know. Some are familiar others hard to find. As far as our holiest critics are concerned these artists are for the most part dismissed as illustrators producing kitsch. This means that they are rarely mentioned or reproduced in anything pertaining to fine art. Their work, with a few exceptions, is carefully kept out of museums and rarely shown even when in museum collections.
I also want to mention a few favorites top illustrators.
There are so many more. Comic book artists, cartoonists, scientific illustrators, nature illustrators, etc. Good sources for these illustrators are the various Illustration Annuals. Although I mention only Americans because they are the most familiar to me, we shouldnt forget that fine artwork is a worldwide phenomenon.
Before the advent of the Internet this kind of criticism was impossible.
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