1. Pablo Picasso AP Photo Picasso poses in his studio, surrounded by his works in Vallauris, France, 1953. 2. Georgia O'Keeffe Tony Vaccaro / Getty Images Georgia O'Keeffe stands at an easel outdoors in Abiquiú, New Mexico, adjusting her painting Pelvis Series- Red With Yellow in 1960. 3. Chuck Close Mark Lennihan / ASSOCIATED PRESS In this 1996 photo, Chuck Close uses a hand brace to hold his paint brush, while adjusting the brush with his teeth in his New York studio. Since suffering a partial paralysis in 1988 due to a spinal artery collapse, Close has found new ways to produce his work. Behind him is a Polaroid self-portrait which he uses as a model for the painting he is working on. 4. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Hulton Archive / Getty Images In this 1945 photo, married Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo read and work together in their studio. Kahlo's self-portrait, The Two Fridas, 1939, hangs in the background with other works. 5. Salvador Dali Kammerman / Getty Images Salvador Dali painting en plein air outside of his home in Figueres, Spain. 6. Claude Monet Hulton Archive / Getty Images French impressionist painter Claude Monet sits on a bench beside a water lily pond at his home garden in Giverny, France, 1910s. 7. Roy Lichtenstein Laurie Lambrecht — "A Perspective: Roy Lichtenstein In His Studio Exhibition" / Via jmu.edu Roy Lichtenstein contemplating his work in the 1990s. 8. Annie Leibovitz Dana Tynan / ASSOCIATED PRESS Photographer Annie Leibovitz poses for a photo in her New York City studio in 1991. 9. Henri Matisse AFP / Getty Images Henri Matisse observes his work at his studio in Nice, France, 1927. 10. Andy Warhol Herve Gloaguen / Getty Images Andy Warhol in his studio, dubbed The Factory, seen producing silkscreens of flesh colored bananas in 1966. 11. Keith Haring Ullstein Bild / Getty Images Keith Haring painting the Berlin Wall near Checkpoint Charlie in 1986. 12. Jean-Michel Basquiat Lee Jaffe / Getty Images In this 1983 photo, Jean-Michel paints in St. Moritz, Switzerland. 13. Wassily Kandinsky Lipnitzki / Getty Images Wassily Kandinsky sits quietly in front of one of his paintings in 1936. 14. Constantin Brâncuși Public Domain Brâncuși at work during the 1920s. 15. Yayoi Kusama Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo / Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc. / Via interactive.qag.qld.gov.au Kusama in her New York studio, circa 1959. 16. Louise Bourgeois Public Domain / Via the-artists.org Louise Bourgeois is caught by a photographer in her New York City apartment studio, circa 1946. 17. Gustav Klimt Imagno / Getty Images Gustav Klimt and his muse, Emilie Floege, are seen in the garden of the Oleander villa in Kammer at the Attersee lake in the 1920s. 18. Marina Abramović Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images Marina Abramovic performs during the 2010 "Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present" exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. 19. Chris Burden Chris Burden / Via veniceperformanceart.org In this 1971 performance still from Shoot, Chris Burden is shot in his left arm with a .22 rifle. 20. Maya Lin David Bookstaver / ASSOCIATED PRESS Maya Lin, then only a 28-year-old architect, pauses in her New York office in 1987. 21. Robert Rauschenberg Wallace Kirkland / Getty Images Robert Rauschenberg creates a photosensitive artwork using a nude model in his New York studio in 1951. 22. Marcel Duchamp Eliot Elisofon / The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Marcel Duchamp playing a game of chess in 1952. 23. Piet Mondrian Public Domain / Via musartboutique.com Piet Mondrian proudly stands next to several of his works in his studio, 1933. 24. Alexander Calder Evans / Getty Images In this 1955 photo, Alexander Calder is seen in his studio using sheets of tin, steel, and wire to produce his mobile sculptures. 25. John Singer Sargent Public Domain In this 1883 photo, John Singer Sargent is seen standing next to his famed Portrait of Madame X in his studio. 26. Willem de Kooning Henry Bowden / Getty Images Painter Willem de Kooning sits for a portrait in his studio, circa 1945. 27. Jackson Pollock Martha Holmes / Getty Images Jackson Pollock, cigarette in mouth, drips paint onto canvas in 1948.