Maria Martin Bachman was a 19th-century natural history painter who worked with John Audubon.
Dave Cockrum is most known for being the creator of Marvel's X-Men characters, Thunderbird, Colossus, Nightcrawler, and Storm.
Thomas Coram was an 18th-century landscape artist who painted the Mulberry Plantation in Berkeley County, SC.
Ulysses Dove was one of the most innovative contemporary choreographers of the past half-century.
David Drake lived in Edgefield, SC, as a slave and, after the Civil War, as a freedman who made distinctive stoneware pottery, often engraved with short poems or couplets.
Shepard Fairey is a contemporary street artist and graphic designer. He is known for his Barack Obama "Hope" poster and "Andre the Giant has a Posse."
Charles Fraser was a Charleston painter who created miniature portraits for people to carry with them.
Pearl Fryar is a topiary artist in Bishopville, SC. His garden has over 1,000 ornate art pieces.
Jonathan Green is a contemporary African-American painter and printmaker who was born in Gardens Corner, SC.
Edwin Augustus Harleston was an African American portrait painter and businessman from Charleston
Elise Forrest Harleston was South Carolina’s first African-American female photographer.
Jonathan Hickman is a comic book writer and artist. He is known for creating the Image Comic Series, The Nightly News, The Manhattan Projects, and East of West.
Anna Hyatt Huntington was a well-known sculptor who, along with her husband, established Brookgreen Gardens in Georgetown County as a public garden and figurative sculpture gallery.
Alfred Hutty was a painter during the Charleston Renaissance who worked in etching, oil, and watercolor.
Jasper Johns grew up in Allendale, SC, and is an influential contemporary artist in the genres of Abstract Expressionism and Pop art.
Blue Sky is a contemporary painter and sculptor known for his large murals and public sculptures.
William H. Johnson was an African American painter from Florence who painted distinctive modernist imagery of African American life.
Working in Charleston, Henrietta Johnston was the first female professional artist in America.
Larry Francis Lebby was an artist best known for his portraits of former United States president Jimmy Carter, Dr. Benjamin Mays, and Modjeska Simpkins.
Alicia Leeke is an artist known for her post-impressionistic style and incorporation of Fauvism.
Chaz Bear, known professionally as Toro y Moi, is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and graphic designer.
Steven Naifeh is an artist and Pultizer Prize-winning biographer of Jackson Pollock and Vincent van Gogh.
Ment Nelson is an artist and illustrator. His hometown and surrounding places often influence his art.
Kitty Black Perkins was the Chief Designer of Fashions and Doll Concepts for Barbie.
Richard Samuel Roberts was one of South Carolina's most famous photographers in the 1920s and 1930s. Many of his photographs captured the life of African-Americans living in the South.
Alice Ravenel Huger Smith was an artist during the Charleston Renaissance known for her watercolors and woodblock prints.
Lily Strickland was a composer, painter, and writer from Anderson, South Carolina.
Anna Heyward Taylor was an artist active in the Charleston Renaissance who became well-known for her woodblock prints.
Jeremiah Theus was a painter from Switzerland who came to Charleston and became a well-established portrait artist, painting many people from Charleston society families.
Elizabeth O’Neill Verner was an artist and major figure of the Charleston Renaissance.
William Aiken Walker was a painter from Charleston, SC who specialized in rural farm and plantation scenes.
John Blake White was a painter and playwright from Berkeley County. He is best known for his painting of Francis Marion.
Cecil J. Williams is a photographer best known for his photography documenting the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina.