GLBT Art

Leonardo
Leonardo

Durer
Dürer

Michelangelo
Michelangelo

Caravaggio
Caravaggio

Durer
Degas

Rodin
Rodin

Degas
Dalí

Johnson
Johnson

Kahlo
Kahlo

 

GLBT: visual artists

PaintingIntroduction

Welcome! GLBT artists have made defining contributions to painting, sculpture, architecture, design, and photography, as you can see on this page honoring their diverse achievements.

In 2007, I added dozens of new entries, artists' full birth/death dates and nationalities, plus additional photos. This list began as a background resource for a series of museum outings. New! Thanks to James M. for writing, in spring 2008, with additional GLBT painters, architects, photographers and more — to be added when time permits in the coming weeks.

James M. Saslow's Pictures and Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual ArtsAmazon is an outstanding survey of GLBT art, and social life, from antiquity to the present. Here are works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art referred to in the book:

* More GLBT Arts Resources: GLBT Cinema, GLBT Composers, GLBT Literature, essay "Why a GLBT Focus?"

PLEASE NOTE: All photos are solely for non-profit, educational use.

Western GLBT Artists Since 1400

* Articles on Individual Artists (at glbtq.com)

* Visual Arts Resources for All World Cultures (index below)

LeonardoRenaissance & Baroque

  • Botticelli, Sandro (3/1/1445 – 5/17/1510 / Italy) – painter
  • Il Bronzino [Agnolo, or Agniolo, Di Cosimo] (1502 – 1572 / Italy) – painter
  • Caravaggio [Michelangelo Merisi] (9/29/1571 – 7/18/1610) – painter
  • Cellini, Benvenuto (11/3/1500 – 2/13/1571 / Italy) – sculptor, jeweler
  • Correggio [Antonio Allegri] (8/1489 – 3/5/1534 / Italy) – painter
  • Donatello [Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi] (1386 – 12/13/1466 / Italy) – sculptor
  • Duquesnoy, Jérôme [Hieronymus] (7/6/1602 – 1024/1654 / Flanders) – sculptor
  • Dürer, Albrecht (5/21/1471 – 4/6/1528 / Germany) – painter
  • El Greco [Domenikos Theotokopoulos] (1541? – 4/7/1614 / Spain) – painter
  • Guercino [Giovanni Francesco Barbieri] (2/3/1591 — 12/9/1666 / Italy) – painter
  • Leonardo da Vinci (4/15/1452 – 5/2/1519 / Italy) – painter, architect, inventor
  • Michelangelo [Michelangelo Buonarroti] (3/6/1475 – 2/18/1564 / Italy) – painter, sculptor, architect, poet
  • Parmigianino [Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, or Mazzuoli] (1/11/1503 – 8/24/1540 / Italy) – painter
  • Pontormo [Jacopo Carucci, also Jacopo da Potormo] (5/24/1494 – 1/2/1557) / Italy) – painter
  • Raphael [Raffaello Sanzio] (4/6/1483 – 4/6/1520 / Italy) – painter
  • Reni, Guido (11/4/1575 – 8/18/1642 / Italy) – painter
  • Il Sodoma [Giovanni Antonio Bazzi] (1477 – 2/14/1549?9 / Italy) – painter
  • Titian [Tiziano Vecellio] (ca. 1485–90 – 8/27/1576 / Italy) – painter
  • van Dyck, Anthony (3/22/1599 – 12/9/1641 / Flanders) – painter

1Rodin700–1900

  • Abbéma, Louise (10/30/1858 – 1927 * / France) – sculptor, painter
  • Allston, Washington (11/5/1779 – 7/9/1843 / US) – painter, novelist
  • Bakst, Leon (4/10/1866 – 12/28/1924 / Russia) – painter
  • Bazille, Jean-Frédéric (12/6/1841 – 11/28/1870 / France) – painter
  • Beardsley, Aubrey (8/21/1872 – 3/16/1898 / UK) – illustrator, author
  • Blake, William (11/28/1757 – 8/12/1827 / UK) – painter, poet
  • Bonheur, Rosa [Marie-Rosalie] (3/16/1822 – 5/25/1899 / France) – painter, photographer
  • Carlyle, Florence (1864 – 1923 * / Canada) – painter
  • Conder, Charles (10/24/1868 – 2/9/1909 / Australia) – painter
  • Damer, Anne (1748 – 1828 *) – sculptor
  • David, Jacques–Louis (8/30/1748 – 12/29/1825 / France) – painter
  • Day, F. Holland (7/8/1864 – 11/12/1933 / US) – photographer, publisher
  • Degas, Edgar (7/19/1834 – 9/27/1917 / France) – painter, sculptor
  • Delacroix, Eugène (4/26/1798 – 8/13/1863 / France) – painter
  • Eakins, Thomas (7/25/1844 – 6/25/1916 / US) – painter
  • Filiger, Charles (11/28/1863 – 1/11/1928 / France) – painter
  • Flandrin, Jean-Hippolyte (3/23/1809 – 3/21/1864 / France) – painter
  • Fontaine, Pierre François Léonard (9/20/1762 – 10/10/1853 / France) – architect, interior designer
  • Fuseli, Henry [born Johann Heinrich Füssli] (2/7/1741 – 4/16/1825 / Switzerland/UK) – painter
  • Galdi, Vincenzo (1856 – ca. 1931 / Italy) – photographer
  • Gaugin, [Eugène Henri] Paul (6/8/1848 – 5/9/1903 / France) – painter
  • Gay, Emma Jane (1830 – 1919 * / US) – photographer
  • Géricault, Théodore (9/26/1791 – 1/26/1824 / France) – painter
  • Girodet [Anne–Louis Girodet–Trioson] (1/5/1767 – 12/9/1824 / France) – painter
  • Gloeden, Wilhelm von (9/16/1856 – 2/16/1931) / Germany) – photographer
  • Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue (10/9/1830 – 2/21/1908 / US) – sculptor
  • Hunt, William Holman (4/2/1827 – 9/7/1910 / UK) – painter
  • Johnston, Frances Benjamin (1/15/1864 – 3/16/1952 / US) - photographer
  • Klumpke, Anna Elizabeth (10/28/1856 – 1942 * / US) – painter
  • Lear, Edward (5/12/1812 – 1/29/1888 / UK) – painter, illustrator, poet
  • Leighton, Lord Frederic [1st Baron Leighton] (12/3/1830 – 1/25/1896 / UK) – painter
  • McKenzie, Robert Tait (1867 – 1938 * / Canada) – sculptor, surgeon
  • Moreau, Gustave (4/6/1826 – 4/18/1898 / France) – painter
  • Morrice, James Wilson (8/10/1865 – 1/23/1924 / Canada) – painter [same-sex orientation disputed by a Morrice scholar]
  • Percier, Charles (8/22/1764– 9/5/1838 / France) – architect, interior designer
  • Plüschow, Wilhelm [Guglielmo] (8/18/1852 – 1/3/1930 / Germany/Italy) – photographer
  • Prendergast, Maurice Brazil (0/27/1861 – 2/1/1924 / US) – painter
  • Ricketts, Charles De Sousy (1866 – 1931 * / UK) – painter, book designer
  • Rodin, Auguste (François-Auguste-René) (11/12/1840 – 11/17/1917 / France) – sculptor
  • Sargent, John Singer (1/12/1856 – 4/14/1925 / US) – painter
  • Schwind, Moritz von (1/21/1804 – 2/8/1871 / Austria) – painter
  • Shannon, Charles Hazelwood (4/26/1865 – 1937 *) – painter, lithographer
  • Solomon, Simeon (10/9/1840 – 8/14/1905 / UK) – painter
  • Stebbins, Emma (9/1/1815 – 1882 * / US) – sculptor, painter
  • Sullivan, Louis (9/3/1856 – 4/14/1924 / US) – architect
  • Tuke, Henry Scott (6/12/1858 – 3/13/1929 / UK) – painter
  • Walker, Dame Ethel (1861 – 1951 * / UK) – painter
  • Watson, Edith S. (1861 – 1943 * / Canada) – photographer
  • Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (7/14/1834 – 7/17/1903 / US) – painter
  • Whitney, Anne (9/2/1821 – 1/23/1915 / US) – sculptor
  • Willson, Mary Ann (active 1810/1825) – painter [my Mary Ann Willson page]

DaliTwentieth Century

  • Abbott, Berenice (7/17/1898 – 12/9/1991 / US) – photographer
  • Bacon, Francis (10/28/1909 – 4/28/1992 / UK) – painter
  • Barthé, James Richmond (1/28/1901 – 3/5/1989 / US) – sculptor
  • Beaton, Cecil (1/14/1904 – 1/28/1980 / UK) – photographer, theatrical designer
  • Bechdel, Allison (9/10/1960 – / US) – graphic artist, author
  • Berners, Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt–Wilson, Baron (9/18/1883 – 4/19/1950 / UK)
  • Bernhard, Ruth (10/14/1905 – / Germany) – photographer
  • Bess, Forrest (10/5/1911 – 11/11/1977 / US) – painter
  • Blake, Nayland (2/5/1960 – / US) – painter
  • Boccioni, Umberto (10/19/1882 – 8/16/1916 / Italy) – painter, sculptor
  • Breker, Arno (7/19/1900 – 2/13/1991 / Germany) – sculptor
  • Brooks, Romaine (5/1/1874 – 12/7/1970 / US/France) – painter
  • Caballero, Luis (8/27/1943 – 6/19/1996 / Colombia) – painter
  • Cadmus, Paul (12/17/1904 – 12/12/1999 / US) – painter
  • Cahun, Claude [Lucy Schwob] (10/25/1894 – 12/8/1954 / France) – photographer
  • Carrington, Dora (3/29/1893 – 3/11/1932 / UK) – painter
  • Cocteau, Jean (7/5/1889 – 10/11/1963 / France) – visual artist, filmmaker, dramatist, novelist, poet
  • Cooling, Janet (10/14/1951 – / US) – painter
  • Dalí, Salvador [Salvador Felip Jacint Dalí Domènech] (5/11/1904 – 1/23/1989 / Catalonia/Spain) – painter
  • Delville, Jean (1/19/1867 – 1953 * / Belgium) – painter
  • Demuth, Charles (11/9/1883 – 10/23/1935 / US) – painter
  • Dobell, Sir William (9/24/1899 – 5/13/1970 / Australia) – painter
  • Duchamp, Marcel (7/28/1887 – 10/2/1968 / France) – painter
  • Erté [Romain de Tirtoff] (11/23/1892 – 4/21/1990 / France) – painter
  • Fani-Kayode, Rotimi (1955 * – 12/21/1989 / Nigeria) – photographer
  • Fini, Léonor (1907 – 1996 * / Argentina/Italy) – painter
  • French, Jared (2/4/1905 – 1988 * / US) – painter, photographer
  • Friend, Donald (2/6/1915 – 8/17/1989 / Australia) – painter
  • Freund, Gisèle (11/19/1908 – 3/31/2000 / Germany) – photographer
  • Gilpin, Laura (4/22/1891 – 11/30/1979 / US) – photographer
  • Grant, Duncan (1/21/1885 – 5/9/1978 / UK) – painter
  • Gray, Eileen (8/9/1878 – 10/31/1976 / UK) – architect, furniture designer
  • Haring, Keith (5/4/1958 – 2/16/1990 / US) – painter
  • Hartley, Marsden (1/4/1877 – 9/2/1943 / US)) – painter, poet
  • Höch, Hannah (11/1/1889 – 5/31/1978 / Germany) – photographer
  • Hockney, David (7/9/1937– / UK) – painter, theatrical designer
  • Israel, Frank (1945 – 1995 * / US) – architect
  • Jarman, Derek (1/31/1942 – 2/19/1994 / UK) – painter, filmmaker, author [my Derek Jarman Website]
  • Johns, Jasper (5/15/1930 – / US) – painter
  • Johnson, Philip (7/8/1906 – 1/25/2005 / US) – architect
  • Johnston, Frances Bejamin (1864 – 1952 * / US) – photographer
  • Kahlo, Frida (7/6/1907 – 7/13/1954 / Mexico) – painter
  • Laurençin, Marie (10/31/1883 – 6/8/1956 / France) – painter, theatre designer
  • Leyendecker, J.C. (Joseph Christian) (3/23/1874 – 7/25/1951 / US) – commercial artist
  • List, Herbert (10/7/1903 – 4/4/1975 / Germany) – photographer
  • Loring, Frances (1887 – 1968 * / Canada) – painter
  • Lynes, George Platt (4/15/1907 – 12/6/1955 / US) – photographer
  • Mars, Ethel (9/19/1876 – 1956 / US) – painter, illustrator
  • Mather, Margarethe (ca. 1885 – 1952 * / US) – photographer
  • Mammen, Jeanne (1890 – 1976 * / Germany) – painter
  • Mapplethorpe, Robert (11/4/1946 – 3/9/1989 / US) – photographer
  • Martin, Agnes (3/22/1912 – 12/16/2004 / Canada) – painter
  • Morgan, Julia (1/20/1872 – 2/2/1957 / US) – architect
  • Nevelson, Louise (9/23/1900 – 4/17/1988 / US) – sculptor
  • Nugent, Richard Bruce (7/2/1906 – 5/27/1987 / US) – visual artist, author
  • O'Keeffe, Georgia (11/15/1887 – 3/6/1986 / US) – painter
  • Pollock, Jackson (1/28/1912 – 8/11/1956 / US) – painter
  • Procktor, Patrick (3/12/1936 – / UK) – painter
  • Rauschenberg, Robert (10/22/1925 – / US) – painter, sculptor
  • Ritts, Herb (8/13/1952 – 12/26/2002 / US ) – photographer
  • Rudolph, Paul (10/23/1918 – 8/8/1977 / US) – architect
  • Scavullo, Franceso (1/16/1921 – 1/6/2004 / US) – photographer
  • Sipprell, Clara (1885 – 1975 * / Canada) – photographer
  • Squire, Maud Hunt (1/30/1873 – 1955 * / US) – painter, illustrator
  • Tooker, George (8/5/1920 – / US) – painter
  • Tsarouchis, Yannis (1/13/1910 – 7/20/1989 / Greece) – painter
  • Twombly, Cy (4/25/1928 – / US) – painter
  • Vaughan, Keith (8/23/1912 – 11/4/1977 / UK) – painter
  • Warhol, Andy (8/6/1928? – 2/22/1987 / US) – painter, filmmaker
  • Watson, Edith (1861 – 1943 * / Canada) – photographer
  • Weber, Bruce (3/29/1946 – / US) – photographer, filmmaker
  • Weston, Edward (3/24/1886 – 1/1/1958 / US) – photographer
  • White, Minor (7/9/1908 – 6/24/1976 / US) – photographer
  • Wojnarowicz, David (9/14/1954 – 7/22/1992) – painter, photographer
  • Wood, Thelma Ellen (7/3/1901 – 12/10/1970 / US) – silverpoint drawing
  • Wyle, Florence (1881 – 1968 * / Canada) – painter
  • Zenil, Nahum B. (1947 * – / Mexico) – painter
* Missing information: If you know this artist's missing month/day information, please email Jim.

JohnsonVisual Arts Resources for All World Cultures

Following are only highlights of glbtq.com's extensive offerings, which expand frequently. Their indispensable site also includes resources for literature, film, music, social sciences and more. To keep this list to a manageable length, I have omitted all "Subjects in the Visual Arts" entries: links to those topics are included within the appropriate articles. Also, I have arranged historical articles chronologically (e.g., Pre-Stonewall comes before Post-Stonewall), while all other entries are alphabetical. "Art" refers to both painting and sculpture; archtecture and photography have separate sections. * Here is an index to articles on individual artists at glbtq.com.

Architecture

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KahloArt: American (African-American, Canadian, Latin American, Native American, U.S.)

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CaravaggioArt: European (Ancient to Modern)

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EgyptianArt: International (African, Australian, Eastern, Middle-Eastern, Pacific)

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DaliArtistic Movements & General Topics

* Artists – index to articles on dozens of individual artists

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WestonPhotography

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YCBAMuseum Outings

Here are the informal museum outings (in more senses than one), referenced above, which we G&L Reading Group members and our friends have gone on so far:

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