From the very early issues of US stamps at the beginning of the 20th Century, American art has played a central role in the themes and design of commemorative stamps. Early classics such as Whistler's Mother to more contemporary art such as Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Can, have provided a unique perspective on the arts and culture in America.
Earlier stamps usually featured just one example of an artist's work, but more recently, multi-value stamp sheets have provided a broader view of an artists' creations. Examples of such sheets and booklets feature the works of Alexander Calder, Andrew Wyeth, and Mary Cassatt.
Additionally, stamp sheets have featured specific art forms and themes such as folk art, abstract art, and Indian art. These multi-value sheets display a variety of art works that represent an art movement, ethnic group, etc.
Stampcenter.com has a number of US sheets celebration many of the nation's most celebrated artists. Works of Norman Rockwell, Frida Kahlo, Edward Hopper, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and many other contemporary artists are available. Viewing American art stamps issued throughout the 20th Century and even more recent stamp sheets can provide a unique perspective on American culture, art tastes, and history.