It was only recently that I realised that I do in fact have quite a few American artists on my favourites list. I think it was after visiting two recent exhibitions here in Sydney, one at the Art Gallery of USA called ‘America’ and the other being the Chuck Close Exhibition at the MCA. I have always loved Norman Rockwell, I don’t really care if he is seen as an illustrator, in my mind he is still an artist. I have always loved the beautiful work of Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent, their portraiture draws me in every time. I have several artists on the list who are not painters. Man Ray and Dorothea Lange were photographers, Joseph Cornell was an assemblage artist. I am drawn to each of them for different reasons. Here’s the list!