Exploring Themes in American Art - A good introduction to American Art by the subject of the picture. You may also find short biographies of American artists here. Distinguished Artists - Biographies and related web sites for American artists. American Art Museum - of the Smithsonian Institution. You can look at a lot of American paintings here. African American Artists at the National Gallery of Art - Biographies and pictures of outstanding artists like Tanner and Pippin. Gilbert Stuart - One of America's first artists. He painted many portraits of famous Americans during the time of the Revolutionary War and beginning of the US. Thomas Eakins - Eakins was born in Philadelphia, PA, and taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He is considered to be one of the best American artists. Mary Cassatt - Cassatt was born in Pittsburgh, and grew up in Philadelphia. She spent most of her adult life in France. She painted wonderful pictures of women and children. Childe Hassam - Visit an exhibit of this great American impressionistic painter at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Eight - These were 8 artists who pictured the country during the early years of the 20th century. The Ashcan School - This was group of artists who painted life in the cities. Edward Hopper - Hopper painted the life of people in cities. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - An excellent and very historic museum of American art here in Philadelphia.