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Type of businessSubsidiary
Type of site
Art display
Social networking service
Available inEnglish
FoundedAugust 7, 2000; 23 years ago (2000-08-07)
Area servedWorldwide
LaunchedAugust 7, 2000; 23 years ago (2000-08-07)
Current statusActive

DeviantArt (historically stylized as deviantART) is an American online art community and website. It features artwork, videography and photography. DeviantART was created on August 7, 2000 by Angelo Sotira, Scott Jarkoff, and Matthew Stephens and others.

DeviantArt, Inc. is headquartered in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California.[1] DeviantArt had about 36 million visitors each year by 2008.[2] In 2010, DeviantArt users were making about 1.5 million comments each day.[3] In 2011, it was the thirteenth largest social network. It had about 3.8 million visits each week.[4] Several years later, in 2017, the site had more than 25 million members.[5] On February 23, 2017, the company said it was being bought by in a $36 million deal.[6]

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  1. "DeviantArt, Inc." Businessweek Investing. Accessed November 9, 2008.
  2. "DeviantArt attracts almost 40m visitors online yearly". Archived from the original on November 10, 2011. Retrieved September 9, 2011.
  3. "DeviantArt 10th Birthday Bash at House of Blues – Angelo Sotira's Closing Speech PT 2". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2014-06-11.
  4. Matt Rosoff (July 27, 2011). "These 19 Social Networks Are Bigger Than Google+". Retrieved September 9, 2011.
  5. "DeviantArt - Career Page". Archived from the original on October 26, 2020. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  6. Lunden, Ingrid. "Website builder Wix acquires art community DeviantArt for $36M". TechCrunch. Retrieved February 23, 2017.