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On this page, you can find artists whose names start with the letter W. While they work in different styles and or a diverse range of topics, our team still paid attention to selecting only highly esteemed creators.

Personalities Behind W


William Mackrell is a London-based contemporary artist who earned a BA in Painting from Chelsea College of Art and Design and an MFA in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London. His artistic style includes performance, etching, and painting, resulting in evocative creations that explore the realms of touch, absence, and desire. Mackrell has exhibited his works nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions in Paris, Madrid, Vienna, and London, and has pieces in collections worldwide.


William Kentridge is a South African artist known for his work in drawing, animation, film, and sculpture. He explores themes related to apartheid, colonialism, and the socio-political realities of South Africa. Kentridge is famous for his animated films created using stop-motion animation and his signature style of drawing.


Walter Pichler was an Austrian artist and architect known for his minimalist sculpture and innovative architectural designs. His work explored themes of space, time, and human-environment relationships, often using industrial materials and forms. His work has been exhibited worldwide, and in 2012, he was awarded the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art.


Wu Di is a contemporary Chinese artist known for his ink paintings that blend traditional Chinese techniques with modern abstract art. His work features gestural brushstrokes and elements of calligraphy, creating a unique fusion of old and new. Wu Di has gained international recognition and exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide.


Wangechi Mutu is a Kenyan artist born in 1972. She works with collages, drawings, sculptures, and films, creating powerful and self-possessed figures that combine human, plant, animal, and machine forms. Her works explore cultural identity, the feminine, colonial history, and global consumption. Mutu employs natural materials and monumental bronze in her sculpture practice, creating regal and fierce abstract female forms. She holds a BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA from Yale School of Art and currently lives and works in New York and Nairobi.


Wilhelm Sasnal is a contemporary artist from Poland known for his paintings, drawings, and films. His work explores contemporary politics, social issues, and the human condition. Sasnal has exhibited his art in galleries and museums worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate Modern in London. He has won numerous awards, such as the Vincent van Gogh Biennial Award for Contemporary Art in Europe. Sasnal currently resides in Krakow, Poland.

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