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Art Quotes by famous gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual artists worldwide.
Browse gay artists listed alphabetically below.
List of LGBT Artists
Bacon Quotes + Paintings
Irish born British artist known for his violent portraits and troubled figures placed in stark environments.
Dobell Quotes + Paintings
Australian portrait artist known for his controversial Archibald winning painting of Joshua Smith.
& George Quotes (1943-) & (1942-)
British artists Gilbert Prousch and George Passmore working together as a collaboration.
Haring Quotes (1958-1990)
American urban artist known for his linear works inspired by graffiti.
Hockney Quotes (1937-)
British painter and photographer known for his sun filled California works, portraits of friends, and bold landscapes.
Mapplethorpe Quotes (1946-1989)
American photographer most known for his black and white nudes, portraits, and still life photographs.
Smart Quotes (1921-2013)
Australian painter known for his depictions of urban landscapes, often forboding and consisting of a single figure.
Warhol Quotes + Paintings
American painter, illustrator, printmaker and film maker who was central to the Pop Art movement.
- "I don't think people
are born artists; I think it comes from a mixture of your surroundings,
the people you meet, and luck."
- "So long as people
expect paintings to be simply coloured photographs they get no individuality
and in the case of portraits, no characterisation. The real artist
is striving to depict his subject's character and to stress the
caricature, but at least it is art which is alive."
- "We don't have anything
to say except with our pictures."
Gilbert and George
- "I am interested
in making art to be experienced and explored by as many individuals
as possible with as many different individual ideas about the given
piece with no final meaning attached. The viewer creates the reality,
the meaning, the conception of the piece."
- "There comes a point
where you see it all as completely empty being a popular artist
to the extent that people who are not necessarily interested in
art know about things or take some little interest. I think that
now for me it's a burden. It's a bit hard to deal with and it wastes
time as well."
- "I was a Catholic
boy, I went to church every Sunday. A church has a certain magic
and mystery for a child. It still shows in how I arrange things.
It's always little altars."
- "Sometimes I'll
drive around for months despair, nothing, nothing, then suddenly
I will see something that seizes me.. a shape, a combination of
shapes, a play of light or shadows and I send up a prayer because
I know I have the germ of a picture."
American painter known for his rural scenes of the American countryside, with 'American Gothic' being his most famous work.
- "Fantasy love is
much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting.
The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never