Diverse Famous Artist Posters for the Art Room

Diverse Famous Artist Posters for the Art Room

Hey friends! Can I share something with you? When I first started teaching I was absolutely giddy with joy setting up my very first classroom. I wanted it to be warm, colorful, inviting and a space to promote creativity. Unfortunately, there weren’t many places to go buy art themed decor back then, so I usually ended up just making my own by hand.

The visuals I created were certainly good enough for the time, but the wear and tear was real once I started changing jobs. Not to mention, I always wanted to have portraits of famous artists to inspire my students, but unfortunately I was never able to find artists that weren’t “old masters” or aka dead white guys. I taught a diverse student population and I wanted my students to be able to look on my wall and see an artist who looked like them to remind them that they are capable of anything! So- I convinced my husband Chris to collaborate with me to create a poster series that I knew I needed in my classroom: The Famous Artist Poster Series. And boy do I LOVE THEM!


Here is a peek at the incredible artists featured in our extensive collection (grab it here!) :

  • Andy Warhol: The pioneer of pop art known for his vibrant and iconic portraits of celebrities and everyday objects.

  • Vincent Van Gogh: The post-impressionist genius whose vivid brushstrokes and emotional depth left an indelible mark on the art world.

  • Frida Kahlo: The enigmatic Mexican painter whose surreal self-portraits continue to captivate and inspire.

  • Pablo Picasso: The artistic chameleon who reshaped the art landscape with his ever-evolving styles and innovative concepts.

  • Yayoi Kusama: The avant-garde queen of polka dots and immersive art experiences.

  • Salvador Dali: The master of surrealism known for his dreamlike and eccentric creations.

  • Georgia O'Keeffe: The trailblazer of American modernism whose breathtaking flowers and landscapes are timeless treasures.

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat: The iconic street artist whose dynamic graffiti art sparks conversations about society and identity.

  • Leonardo Da Vinci: The Renaissance polymath whose masterpieces, from the Mona Lisa to The Last Supper, stand as timeless testaments to human ingenuity.

  • Claude Monet: The impressionist virtuoso whose luminous landscapes capture fleeting moments of beauty.

  • Keith Haring: The trailblazing artist whose bold and socially conscious graffiti art is a symbol of the 1980s.

  • Faith Ringgold: The visionary artist who blends storytelling and quilting in her powerful narrative works.

  • Amy Sherald: The contemporary portrait artist celebrated for her striking and thought-provoking depictions of African American subjects.

  • Kehinde Wiley: The portrait artist renowned for his vibrant and contemporary reimagining of classical paintings.

  • Henri Matisse: The Fauvist master whose colorful and expressive works defy convention.

  • Romero Britto: The pop artist whose joyful and optimistic creations are instantly recognizable.

  • Jen Stark: The contemporary artist whose mesmerizing paper sculptures burst with color and energy.

  • Jacob Lawrence: The African American painter whose narrative series vividly chronicles the Black experience in America.

  • Wayne Thiebaud: The pop art icon celebrated for his delectable depictions of everyday treats.

  • Alma Woodsey Thomas: The abstract expressionist who pioneered bold and vibrant color compositions.

  • Bisa Butler: The textile artist whose striking quilted portraits explore themes of identity and heritage.

  • Dale Chihuly: The glass artist whose stunning sculptures redefine the boundaries of glass as an artistic medium.

  • Mary Blair: The Disney legend celebrated for her whimsical and timeless animations and illustrations.

  • Romare Bearden: The renowned collagist and painter whose vibrant works celebrate African American culture and heritage.


And If you are looking for even MORE artists: be sure to check out my 5th Volume of Famous Artists

  • Michaelangelo: The Renaissance genius, best known for his awe-inspiring frescoes on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

  • Nick Cave: Contemporary artist whose mixed-media sculptures and vibrant "Soundsuits" challenge conventional boundaries.

  • Maya Lin: Designer for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., exemplifies minimalist elegance and profound emotion in her work.

  • Wassily Kandinsky: A pioneer of abstract art and a master of visual music.

  • Kara Walker: Artist who explores race, identity, and history through the powerful silhouettes and intricate paper-cutting art. 

  • Takashi Murakami: Contemporary Japanese artist who is best known for his whimsical and surreal creations,  seamlessly bridging pop culture and fine art.

Key Features of Famous Artists Posters: Vol 5:

  • Diversity and Inclusion: Celebrate the rich diversity of art by featuring artists from different time periods, backgrounds, and artistic movements.

  • Clean + Modern Design: The posters are expertly designed to be accurate in the depiction of the artist yet simplified and modern in their style and bold and vibrant color choices. 

  • Inspiration for All Ages: Suitable for students of all ages and art levels, from elementary school to high school and beyond. 

  • Versatile Teaching Tool: Use these posters to introduce art history, explore contemporary art, or inspire hands-on art projects that allow students to channel their creativity.

  • Decorate Your Classroom: These posters not only serve as educational tools but also as stunning decorations for your classroom, creating a beautiful and inspiring environment for your students.


famous artists posters

As art educators, we know that nurturing creativity and inspiring the next generation of artists is our calling. To me, these posters are more than just decorations; they're a powerful tool that not only places a face to the art history you are teaching, but they spark creativity, ignite curiosity, and allow your students to see the real people behind the art. There is nothing better than a student looking back at my famous artists wall and seeing someone who likes like them. To me, that's what it is all about. To make art accessible and relatable. 

I truly hope you and your students enjoy these famous artists visuals as much as mine have, and that they make a bold and beautiful impact in your teaching space. 

Here's to endless creativity and a classroom that's alive with with the visual artists! 


Oh and don't forget to check out our Famous Author's Bundle as well as our Famous Musicians Bundle


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