5. Barbara Joan Streisand
Next up on out list of top ten American artists is Barbra Streisand. She was born on April 24, 1942 (age 72), in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. When she was in high school, she sand in choir, when she was in her teens, she sang in a night club and then finally, in the year 1964, her first gold single “People” came out while performing in Manhattan’s Greenvich V. She had five chart topping #1 hits like “The Way We Were” in 1973, “Evergreen” in 1976 and “Woman in Love” in 1980. She also had solo hits and million selling singles as listed ahead: “Stoney End” in 1970, “My Heart Belongs to Me” in 1977, “The Main Event” in 1979, “Guilty” in 1980 and “What Kind of Fool” with Bee Gee Barry Gibb in 1981.
4. Leonard Bernstein
Moving along on our list of top ten American Artists, we next have the ultra famous Mr. Bernstein. Living from the 1918 to the year 1990, the man who gained a lot of appreciation from his work as a conductor of the Philharmonic (New York and Vienna) and even as a composer of music. The esteemed gentleman is responsible for making classical music more bearable for children through his Young People’s Concerts, something he was applauded for.
3. Isadora Duncan
the next artist on our list of top ten American artists is none other than the very famous, Dora Angela Duncan (1877 – 1927). She was the daughter of a poet and a pianist. The most inspirational thing about her was her way of dancing which so fluid and liberating that it presented a whole new approach to dancing on the stage.
2. Robert Joffrey
Robert Joffrey’s journey began with the study of tap dancing which soon turned into a passion for ballet. Soon after discovering this new found passion, he moved to New York City in 1948 and studying with the esteemedAlexandra Fedorova and at the School of American Ballet and within a year, joined Roland Petit’s Ballets de Paris. Within five years, he make his own small company by the name of the Robert Joffrey Ballet Concert. Two more years and he formed the Robert Joffrey Ballet. By 1966 the company has transformed into City Center Joffrey Ballet and started gathering international fame. After his Robert’s death in 1988, the company was moved to Chicago and renamed as Joffrey Ballet of Chicago.
1. Ernest Hemingway
Last but not the least, we had such a plethora of writers from which we had to pick at least a few to appear on this list as one of America’s most celebrated artists. The man was born in 1899 and died in 1961 and in this short span of time (which might not be so small as per normal standards), the man churned out some amazing pieces of literary works such as: The Old Man and the Sea, A Farewell to Arms, In Our Time, The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Hills Like White Elephants, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories, Dear Papa, Dear Hotch: The Correspondence of Ernest Hemingway and A.E. Hotchner, A Moveable Feast.