New York City has always been a haven for artists. Whether drawn here by the city’s booming creative culture, majestic beauty, or endless energy, they came in droves; inspired by the city’s rhythms, movement and people, they immersed themselves in it, drawing upon its flow to create works of unparalleled beauty. Some of the greatest artistic minds humanity has ever known have traveled the very same streets the rest of us take every day—whether on foot, by bus, or by Range Rover Evoque.
NYC’s most iconic artists
These are the 10 visionaries who shaped New York City—and were shaped by it