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Expressionism Painters | List of 89 Expressionism Painters | 89 Famous Expressionism Artists

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Pablo Picasso
 

Biography


Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) - Spain (Málaga)
Naive Art / Primitivism, Surrealism, Expressionism, Synthetic Cubism, Realism, Art Nouveau, Cubism, Symbolism, Abstract Art, Neo Expressionism, Analytical Cubism


Pablo Picasso (/pɪˈkɑːsoʊ, -ˈkæsoʊ/ Spanish: [ˈpaβlo piˈkaso] 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, t......
 
Salvador Dali
 

Biography


Salvador Dali (1938 - 3183) - Spain (Figueres (Girona))
Surrealism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Symbolism, Verism, Abstract Art, Expressionism


Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989), known professionally as Salvador Dalí (/ˈdɑːli, dɑːˈli/ Catalan: [səɫβəˈðo ðəˈɫi] Spanish: [salβaˈðoɾ ðaˈli]), was a prominent Spanish surrealist artist of Catalan ethnicity born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. Dalí was a skilled draftsman, bes......
 
Henri Matisse
 

Biography


Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954) - France (Le Cateau-Cambrésis)
Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Realism, Naive Art / Primitivism


Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (French: [ɑ̃ʁi emil bənwɑ matis] 31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso, as one of the a......
 
Wassily Kandinsky
 

Biography


Wassily Kandinsky (1866 - 1944) - Russia (Moscow)
Expressionism, Abstract Art, Constructivism


Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (/kænˈdɪnski/ Russian: Васи́лий Васи́льевич Канди́нский, Vasiliy Vasil’yevich Kandinskiy, pronounced [vɐˈsʲilʲɪj kɐnˈdʲinskʲɪj] 4 December (16 December by the Gregorian calendar) 1866 – 13 December 1944) was a Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting one of the first recognised purely abstract wo......
 
Edvard Munch
 

Biography


Edvard Munch (1863 - 1944) - Sweden (Ådalsbruk)
Expressionism, Realism, Symbolism


Edvard Munch (/mʊŋk/ Norwegian: [ˈedvɑʈ ˈmuŋk] ( listen) 12 December 1863 – 23 January 1944) was a Norwegian painter and printmaker whose intensely evocative treatment of psychological themes built upon some of the main tenets of late 19th-century Symbolism and greatly influenced German Expressionism in the early 20th century. One of his best known......
 
Jackson Pollock
 

Biography


Jackson Pollock (1912 - 1956) - United States (Cody)
Abstract Expressionism, Abstract Art, Expressionism


Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956), known professionally as Jackson Pollock, was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety he was a major artist of his generation. ......
 
Paul Klee
 

Biography


Paul Klee (1879 - 1940) - Switzerland (Münchenbuchsee Near Bern)
Expressionism, Surrealism, Abstract Art, Cubism


Paul Klee (German: [paʊ̯l ˈkleː] 18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940) was a Swiss-German artist. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually deeply explored color theory, writing about it extensively his lectures Wri......
 
Francis Bacon
 

Biography


Francis Bacon (1909 - 1992) - Ireland (Dublin)
Expressionism, Romanticism


Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, grotesque, emotionally charged, raw imagery. He is best known for his depictions of popes, crucifixions and portraits of close friends. His abstracted figures are typically isolated in geometrical cage like spaces, set against flat, nond......
 
Mark Rothko (Marcus Rothkowitz)
 

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Mark Rothko (Marcus Rothkowitz) (1903 - 1970) - Latvia (Dvinsk)
Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, Surrealism, Expressionism


Mark Rothko, born Marcus Rothkowitz (September 25, 1903 - February 25, 1970), was a Latvian-born American painter. He is classified as an abstract expressionist, although he himself rejected this label, and even resisted classification as an "abstract painter". Childhood Mark Rothko (Marcus Rothkowitz, Mark Rotkovich) was born in Dvinsk, Vitebsk Pr......
 
Joan Miro
 

Biography


Joan Miro (1893 - 1937) - Spain (Barcelona)
Abstract Art, Abstract Expressionism, Suprematism, Surrealism, Cubism, Fauvism, Modernism, Naive Art / Primitivism, Realism


Joan Miró i Ferrà (Catalan: [ʒuˈan miˈɾo] 20 April 1893 – 25 December 1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his native city of Barcelona in 1975, and another, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, was established in his adoptive city of Palma de ......
 
Marc Chagall
 

Biography


Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985) - Belarus (Liozna)
Naive Art / Primitivism, Surrealism, Cubism, Expressionism, Fauvism


Marc Zakharovich Chagall (/ʃəˈɡɑːl/ shə-GAHL [nb 1] born Moishe Zakharovich Shagal 6 July [O.S. 24 June] 1887 – 28 March 1985) was a Russian-French artist of Belarusian Jewish origin. An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in virtually every artistic format, including painting, book illustrations,......
 
Marcel Duchamp
 

Biography


Marcel Duchamp (1887 - 1968) - France (Blainville-Crevon)
Expressionism, Naive Art / Primitivism, Surrealism, Dadaism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Fauvism, Symbolism, Op-Art, Conceptual Art


Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp (French: [maʁsɛl dyʃɑ̃] 28 July 1887 – 2 October 1968) was a French-American painter, sculptor, chess player and writer whose work is associated with Cubism, conceptual art, and Dada, although he was careful about his use of the term Dada and was not directly associated with Dada groups. Duchamp is commonly regarded, alo......
 
Fra Angelico
 

Biography


Fra Angelico (1395 - 1455) - Italy (Rupecanina)
Early Renaissance, Abstract Expressionism


Fra Angelico (born Guido di Pietro c. 1395 – February 18, 1455) was an Early Italian Renaissance painter described by Vasari in his Lives of the Artists as having "a rare and perfect talent". He was known to contemporaries as Fra Giovanni da Fiesole (Brother John of Fiesole) and Fra Giovanni Angelico (Angelic Brother John). In modern Italian he is ......
 
Max Ernst
 

Biography


Max Ernst (1891 - 1976) - Germany (Brühl)
Dadaism, Surrealism, Naive Art / Primitivism, Cubism, Expressionism, Symbolism


Max Ernst (2 April 1891 – 1 April 1976) was a German painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet. A prolific artist, Ernst was a primary pioneer of the Dada movement and Surrealism. Max Ernst was born in Brühl, near Cologne, the third of nine children of a middle-class Catholic family. His father Philipp was a teacher of the deaf and an amateur pai......
 
Willem De Kooning
 

Biography


Willem De Kooning (1904 - 1997) - Netherlands (Rotterdam)
Abstract Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism


Willem de Kooning (/ˈwɪləm də ˈkuːnɪŋ/ Dutch: [ˈʋɪləm də ˈkoːnɪŋ] April 24, 1904 – March 19, 1997) was a Dutch-American abstract expressionist artist who was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and moved to New York in 1927. In the post-World War II era, de Kooning painted in a style that came to be referred to as Abstract expressionism or "action pain......
 
Kazimir Severinovich Malevich
 

Biography


Kazimir Severinovich Malevich (1878 - 1935) - Ukraine (Kiev Governorate Of Russian Empire)
Suprematism, Cubism, Geometric Abstract Art, Expressionism, Fauvism, Symbolism, Abstract Art, Pointillism, Cubo-Futurism, Naive Art / Primitivism, Post-Impressionism, Neo-Classicism, Realism, Constructivism


Kazimir Severinovich Malevich[nb 1] (February 23, 1878 – May 15, 1935) was a Russian painter and art theoretician. He was a pioneer of geometric abstract art and the originator of the avant-garde Suprematist movement. He was a devout Christian mystic who believed the central task of an artist was that of rendering spiritual feeling. Kazimir Malevic......
 
Jasper Johns
 

Biography


Jasper Johns United States (Augusta)
Neo-Dada, Pop Art, Abstract Expressionism


Jasper Johns is a non-fiction coffee table book written by Michael Crichton about the artist Jasper Johns. It was originally published in 1977 by Harry N. Abrams Inc in association with the Whitney Museum of American Art, and a second revised edition (ISBN 0810935155) was published in 1994. The psychiatrist Janet Ross owned a copy of the painting N......
 
Umberto Boccioni
 

Biography


Umberto Boccioni (1882 - 1916) - Italy (Reggio Calabria)
Futurism, Expressionism, Realism


Umberto Boccioni (Italian pronunciation: [umˈbɛrto botˈtʃoːni] 19 October 1882 – 17 August 1916) was an influential Italian painter and sculptor. He helped shape the revolutionary aesthetic of the Futurism movement as one of its principal figures. Despite his short life, his approach to the dynamism of form and the deconstruction of solid mass guid......
 
Roy Lichtenstein
 

Biography


Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997) - United States (Manhattan)
Pop Art, Cubism, Abstract Art, Expressionism


Roy Fox Lichtenstein (pronounced /ˈlɪktənˌstaɪn/ October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the premise of pop art through parody. Inspired by the comic strip, Lichte......
 
Edward Hopper
 

Biography


Edward Hopper (1931 - 1967) - United States (Upper Nyack)
Realism, New Realism, Social Realism, Abstract Expressionism


Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. Both in his urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal vision of modern ......
 
Franz Marc
 

Biography


Franz Marc (1880 - 1916) - Germany (Munich)
Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Realism, Symbolism


Franz Marc (February 8, 1880 – March 4, 1916) was a German painter and printmaker, one of the key figures of the German Expressionist movement. He was a founding member of Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), a journal whose name later became synonymous with the circle of artists collaborating in it. Franz Marc was born in 1880 in Munich, then the ca......
 
Gerhard Richter
 

Biography


Gerhard Richter Germany (Dresden)
Abstract Expressionism, Conceptual Art


Gerhard Richter (German: [ˈʀɪçtɐ] born 9 February 1932) is a German visual artist. Richter has produced abstract as well as photorealistic paintings, and also photographs and glass pieces. His art follows the examples of Picasso and Jean Arp in undermining the concept of the artist's obligation to maintain a single cohesive style. In October 2012, ......
 
James Ensor
 

Biography


James Ensor (1860 - 1949) - Belgium (Ostend)
Expressionism, Expressionism


James Sidney Edouard, Baron Ensor (13 April 1860 – 19 November 1949) was a Belgian painter and printmaker, an important influence on expressionism and surrealism who lived in Ostend for almost his entire life. He was associated with the artistic group Les XX. Ensor's father, James Frederic Ensor, born in Brussels of English parents, was a cultivate......
 
Egon Schiele
 

Biography


Egon Schiele (1890 - 1918) - Croatia (Tulln An Der Donau)
Expressionism, Art Nouveau


Egon Schiele (German: [ˈʃiːlə] ( listen) 12 June 1890 – 31 October 1918) was an Austrian painter. A protégé of Gustav Klimt, Schiele was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century. His work is noted for its intensity and its raw sexuality, and the many self-portraits the artist produced, including naked self-portraits. The twisted body sh......
 
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
 

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880 - 1938) - Germany (Aschaffenburg)
Expressionism, High Renaissance, Symbolism, Cubism


Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (6 May 1880 – 15 June 1938) was a German expressionist painter and printmaker and one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or "The Bridge", a key group leading to the foundation of Expressionism in 20th-century art. He volunteered for army service in the First World War, but soon suffered a breakdown and was dischar......
 
Amedeo Modigliani
 

Biography


Amedeo Modigliani (1884 - 1920) - Italy (Livorno)
Expressionism, Expressionism


Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (Italian pronunciation: [ameˈdɛːo modiʎˈʎaːni] 12 July 1884 – 24 January 1920) was an Italian Jewish painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. He is known for portraits and nudes in a modern style characterized by elongation of faces and figures, that were not received well during his lifetime, but later found acc......
 
Alexej Georgewitsch Von Jawlensky
 

Biography


Alexej Georgewitsch Von Jawlensky (1864 - 1941) - Russia (Torzhok)
Expressionism, Expressionism


Alexej Georgewitsch von Jawlensky (Russian: Алексей Георгиевич Явленский) (13 March 1864 – 15 March 1941) was a Russian expressionist painter active in Germany. He was a key member of the New Munich Artist's Association (Neue Künstlervereinigung München), Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) group and later the Die Blaue Vier (The Blue Four). Alexej v......
 
Francis Picabia
 

Biography


Francis Picabia (1879 - 1953) - France (Paris)
Surrealism, Dadaism, Kitsch, Expressionism, Cubism, Abstract Art, Fauvism, Divisionism


Francis Picabia (French: [fʁɑ̃sis pikabja] born Francis-Marie Martinez de Picabia, 22 January 1879 – 30 November 1953) was a French avant-garde painter, poet and typographist. After experimenting with Impressionism and Pointillism, Picabia became associated with Cubism. His highly abstract planar compositions were colourful and rich in contrasts. H......
 
Léonard Tsugouharu Foujita
 

Biography


Léonard Tsugouharu Foujita (1886 - 1968) - Japan (Tokyo)
Expressionism, Expressionism


Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita (藤田 嗣治, Fujita Tsuguharu, November 27, 1886 – January 29, 1968) was a Japanese–French painter and printmaker born in Tokyo, Japan, who applied Japanese ink techniques to Western style paintings. He has been called "the most important Japanese artist working in the West during the 20th century". His Book of Cats, published ......
 
Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet
 

Biography


Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet (1901 - 1985) - France (Le Havre)
Expressionism, Expressionism


Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet (31 July 1901 – 12 May 1985) was a French painter and sculptor. His idealistic approach to aesthetics embraced so called "low art" and eschewed traditional standards of beauty in favor of what he believed to be a more authentic and humanistic approach to image-making. He is perhaps best known for founding the art movem......
 
Otto Dix
 

Biography


Otto Dix (1891 - 1969) - Germany (Untermhaus)
Expressionism, Verism, Dadaism, Cubism


Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix (German: [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈhaɪnʁiç ˈɔto ˈdɪks] 2 December 1891 – 25 July 1969) was a German painter and printmaker, noted for his ruthless and harshly realistic depictions of Weimar society and the brutality of war. Along with George Grosz, he is widely considered one of the most important artists of the Neue Sachlichkeit. Otto D......
 
André Derain
 

Biography


André Derain (1880 - 1954) - France (Chatou)
Fauvism, Naive Art / Primitivism, Expressionism, Cubism, Post-Impressionism


André Derain (French: [dəʁɛ̃] 10 June 1880 – 8 September 1954) was a French artist, painter, sculptor and co-founder of Fauvism with Henri Matisse. Derain was born in 1880 in Chatou, Yvelines, Île-de-France, just outside Paris. In 1895 Derain began to study on his own, contrary to claims that meeting Vlaminck or Matisse began his efforts to paint, ......
 
Oskar Kokoschka
 

Biography


Oskar Kokoschka (1886 - 1980) - Croatia (Pöchlarn)
Naive Art / Primitivism, Expressionism


Oskar Kokoschka (1 March 1886 – 22 February 1980) was an Austrian artist, poet and playwright best known for his intense expressionistic portraits and landscapes. He was born in Pöchlarn, second child to Gustav Josef Kokoschka, a Czech goldsmith, and Maria Romana Kokoschka (née Loidl). His older brother died in infancy in 1887 he had a sister, Bert......
 
August Macke
 

Biography


August Macke (1887 - 1914) - Germany (Meschede)
Expressionism, Orphism, Fauvism


August Macke (3 January 1887 – 26 September 1914) was a German Expressionist painter. He was one of the leading members of the German Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider). He lived during a particularly innovative time for German art: he saw the development of the main German Expressionist movements as well as the arrival of the su......
 
Max Beckmann
 

Biography


Max Beckmann (1884 - 1950) - Germany (Leipzig)
Expressionism, Cubism, Fauvism, Verism


Max Beckmann (February 12, 1884 – December 27, 1950) was a German painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor, and writer. Although he is classified as an Expressionist artist, he rejected both the term and the movement. In the 1920s, he was associated with the New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit), an outgrowth of Expressionism that opposed its introve......
 
Lucian Freud
 

Biography


Lucian Freud (1922 - 2011) - Germany (Berlin)
Expressionism, Realism, Surrealism


Lucian Michael Freud (/ˈluː.si.ən ˈfrɔɪd/ 8 December 1922 – 20 July 2011) was a British painter and draftsman, specializing in figurative art, and is known as one of the foremost 20th-century British portraitists. He was born in Berlin, the son of a Jewish architect and the grandson of Sigmund Freud. His family moved to Britain in 1933 to escape th......
 
Arshile Gorky
 

Biography


Arshile Gorky (1904 - 1948) - Turkey (Khorgom)
Post-Impressionism, Abstract Expressionism, Cubism


Arshile Gorky (/ˌɑːrʃiːl ˈɡɔːrkiː/ born Vostanik Manoug Adoian, Armenian: Ոստանիկ Մանուկ Ատոյեան April 15, 1904 – July 21, 1948) was an Armenian-American painter, who had a seminal influence on Abstract Expressionism. He spent most his life as a national of the United States. Along with Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, Gorky has ......
 
Philip Guston
 

Biography


Philip Guston (1913 - 1980) - Canada (Montreal)
Abstract Expressionism, Neo Expressionism, Social Realism, Expressionism, Metaphysical Art


Philip Guston, born Phillip Goldstein (June 27, 1913 – June 7, 1980), was a painter and printmaker in the New York School, an art movement that included many abstract expressionists like Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. In the late 1960s Guston helped to lead a transition from abstract expressionism to neo-expressionism in painting, abandonin......
 
George Grosz
 

Biography


George Grosz (1893 - 1959) - Germany (Berlin)
Verism, Dadaism, Futurism, Cubism, Naive Art / Primitivism, Expressionism, Surrealism


George Grosz (July 26, 1893 – July 6, 1959) was a German artist known especially for his caricatural drawings and paintings of Berlin life in the 1920s. He was a prominent member of the Berlin Dada and New Objectivity group during the Weimar Republic. He emigrated to the United States in 1933, and became a naturalized citizen in 1938. Abandoning th......
 
Roger De La Fresnaye
 

Biography


Roger De La Fresnaye (1885 - 1925) - France (Le Mans)
Cubism, Expressionism, Fauvism, Symbolism


Roger de La Fresnaye (/rɔːˈʒeɪ də læ frɛˈneɪ/ 11 July 1885 – 27 November 1925) was a French cubist painter. La Fresnaye was born in Le Mans where his father, an officer in the French army, was temporarily stationed. The La Fresnayes were an aristocratic family whose ancestral home, the Château de La Fresnaye, is in Falaise. His education was classi......
 
David Alfaro Siqueiros
 

Biography


David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896 - 1974) - Mexico (Camargo)
Expressionism, Social Realism, Surrealism, Art Deco


David Alfaro Siqueiros (born José de Jesús Alfaro Siqueiros, December 29, 1896, in Chihuahua – January 6, 1974, in Cuernavaca, Morelos) was a Mexican social realist painter, better known for his large murals in fresco. Along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, he established "Mexican Muralism." He was a Marxist-Leninist in support of the So......
 
Jose Clemente Orozco
 

Biography


Jose Clemente Orozco (1883 - 1949) - Mexico (Ciudad Guzmán)
Expressionism, Social Realism, Realism


José Clemente Orozco (November 23, 1883 – September 7, 1949) was a Mexican painter, who specialized in political murals that established the Mexican Mural Renaissance together with murals by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and others. Orozco was the most complex of the Mexican muralists, fond of the theme of human suffering, but less realisti......
 
Chaim Soutine
 

Biography


Chaim Soutine (1894 - 1943) - Russia (Smilavichy)
Expressionism, Expressionism


Chaïm Soutine (13 January 1893 – 9 August 1943) was a Russian-French painter of Jewish origin. Soutine made a major contribution to the expressionist movement while living in Paris. Inspired by classic painting in the European tradition, exemplified by the works of Rembrandt, Chardin and Courbet, Soutine developed an individual style more concerned......
 
Robert Rauschenberg
 

Biography


Robert Rauschenberg (1925 - 2008) - United States (Port Arthur)
Neo-Dada, Pop Art, Abstract Expressionism


Milton Ernest "Robert" Rauschenberg (October 22, 1925 – May 12, 2008) was an American painter and graphic artist whose early works anticipated the pop art movement. Rauschenberg is well known for his "Combines" of the 1950s, in which non-traditional materials and objects were employed in innovative combinations. Rauschenberg was both a painter and ......
 
Keith Haring
 

Biography


Keith Haring (1958 - 1990) - United States (Reading)
Pop Art, Neo Expressionism


Keith Allen Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) was an American artist and social activist whose work responded to the New York City street culture of the 1980s by expressing concepts of birth, death, sexuality, and war. Haring's work was often heavily political and his imagery has become a widely recognized visual language of the 20th century......
 
Richard Gerstl
 

Biography


Richard Gerstl (1883 - 1908) - Austria (Vienna)
Expressionism, Pointillism, Art Nouveau, Post-Impressionism


Richard Gerstl (14 September 1883 – 4 November 1908) was an Austrian painter and draughtsman known for his expressive psychologically insightful portraits, his lack of critical acclaim during his lifetime, and his affair with the wife of Arnold Schoenberg which led to his suicide. Richard Gerstl was born in a prosperous civil family, Emil Gerstl, a......
 
Ossip Zadkine
 

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Ossip Zadkine (1890 - 1967) - Belarus (Vitsebsk)
Expressionism, Cubism, Abstract Art


Ossip Zadkine (Russian: Осип Цадкин 4 July 1890 – 25 November 1967) was a Russian-born artist who lived in France. He is primarily known as a sculptor, but also produced paintings and lithographs. Zadkine was born on 4 July 1890 as Yossel Aronovich Tsadkin (Russian: Иосель Аронович Цадкин) in the city of Vitsebsk, part of the Russian Empire (now Be......
 
Theo Van Rysselberghe
 

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Theo Van Rysselberghe (1862 - 1926) - Belgium (Ghent)
Pointillism, Post-Impressionism, Abstract Expressionism


Théophile "Théo" van Rysselberghe (23 November 1862 – 14 December 1926) was a Belgian neo-impressionist painter, who played a pivotal role in the European art scene at the turn of the century. Born in Ghent to a French-speaking bourgeois family, he studied first at the Academy of Ghent under Theo Canneel and from 1879 at the Académie Royale des Bea......
 
Lyubov Sergeyevna Popova
 

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Lyubov Sergeyevna Popova (1889 - 1924) - Russia (Ivanovskoe)
Cubism, Abstract Art, Constructivism, Expressionism, Suprematism


Lyubov Sergeyevna Popova (Russian: Любо́вь Серге́евна Попо́ва April 24, 1889 – May 25, 1924) was a Russian avant-garde artist (Cubist, Suprematist and Constructivist), painter and designer. Popova was born in Ivanovskoe, near Moscow, to the wealthy family of Sergei Maximovich Popov, a very successful textile merchant and vigorous patron of the arts......
 
Kathe Kollwitz
 

Biography


Kathe Kollwitz (1867 - 1945) - Russia (Königsberg)
Expressionism, Expressionism


Käthe Kollwitz, née Schmidt (German pronunciation: [kɛːtə kɔlvɪt͡s]), (8 July 1867 – 22 April 1945) was a German artist, who worked with painting, printmaking (including etching, lithography and woodcuts) and sculpture. Her most famous art cycles, including The Weavers and The Peasant War, depict the effects of poverty, hunger, and war on the worki......
 
Alberto Giacometti
 

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Alberto Giacometti (1901 - 1966) - Switzerland (Borgonovo)
Surrealism, Expressionism, Post-Impressionism, Naive Art / Primitivism


Alberto Giacometti (Italian pronunciation: [alˈbɛrto dʒakoˈmetti] 10 October 1901 – 11 January 1966) was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He was born in the canton Graubünden's southerly alpine valley Val Bregaglia, as the eldest of four children to Giovanni Giacometti, a well-known post-Impressionist painter and Annetta Giaco......
 
Vladimir Tatlin
 

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Vladimir Tatlin (1885 - 1953) - Ukraine (Kharkov)
Cubism, Constructivism, Expressionism, Abstract Art, Post-Impressionism


Vladimir Yevgraphovich Tatlin (Russian: Влади́мир Евгра́фович Та́тлин 28 December [O.S. 16 December] 1885 – 31 May 1953) was a Soviet painter and architect. With Kazimir Malevich he was one of the two most important figures in the Soviet avant-garde art movement of the 1920s, and he later became an important artist in the Constructivist movement. H......
 
Lyonel Feininger
 

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Lyonel Feininger (1871 - 1956) - United States (New York City)
Cubism, Expressionism, Naive Art / Primitivism


Lyonel Charles Feininger (July 17, 1871 – January 13, 1956) was a German-American painter, and a leading exponent of Expressionism. He also worked as a caricaturist and comic strip artist. He was born and grew up in New York City, traveling to Germany at 16 to study and perfect his art. He started his career as a cartoonist in 1894 and met with muc......
 
Theo Van Doesburg
 

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Theo Van Doesburg (1883 - 1931) - Netherlands (Utrecht)
Dadaism, Cubism, Expressionism, Realism, Art Nouveau


Theo van Doesburg (Dutch: [ˈteːjoː vɑn ˈduzbɵrx], 30 August 1883 – 7 March 1931) was a Dutch artist, who practiced painting, writing, poetry and architecture. He is best known as the founder and leader of De Stijl. Theo van Doesburg was born Christian Emil Marie Küpper on 30 August 1883, in Utrecht, the Netherlands, as the son of the photographer W......
 
Aleksandr Deyneka
 

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Aleksandr Deyneka (1899 - 1969) - Russia (Kursk)
Socialist Realism, Realism, Constructivism, Naive Art / Primitivism, Expressionism


Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Deyneka (Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Дейне́ка May 20, 1899 – June 12, 1969) was a Soviet Russian painter, graphic artist and sculptor, regarded as one of the most important Russian modernist figurative painters of the first half of the 20th century. His Collective Farmer on a Bicycle (1935) has been described as exem......
 
Cy Twombly
 

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Cy Twombly (1928 - 2011) - United States (Lexington)
Abstract Expressionism, Neo Expressionism, Minimalism


Edwin Parker "Cy" Twombly Jr. (/saɪ ˈtwɒmbli/ April 25, 1928 – July 5, 2011 ) was an American painter, sculptor and photographer. He belonged to the generation of Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns but chose to live in Italy after 1957. His paintings are predominantly large-scale, freely-scribbled, calligraphic and graffiti-like works on solid fi......
 
Lynd Ward
 

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Lynd Ward (1905 - 1985) - United States (Chicago)
Expressionism, Expressionism


Lynd Kendall Ward (June 26, 1905 – June 28, 1985) was an American artist and storyteller, known for his series of wordless novels using wood engraving, and his illustrations for juvenile and adult books. His wordless novels have influenced the development of the graphic novel. Strongly associated with his wood engravings, he also worked in watercol......
 
Barnett Newman
 

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Barnett Newman (1905 - 1970) - United States (New York)
Color Field, Abstract Expressionism


Barnett Newman (29 de enero de 1905 - 4 de julio de 1970) fue un pintor estadounidense al que se relaciona con el expresionismo abstracto y un destacado exponente de la pintura de campos de color (color-field painting). Newman nació en Nueva York, hijo de inmigrantes judíos del Este de Europa. Estudió filosofía en el City College of New York y trab......
 
Ivan Albright
 

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Ivan Albright (1897 - 1983) - United States (North Harvey)
Expressionism, Expressionism


Ivan Le Lorraine Albright (February 20, 1897 – November 18, 1983) was an American magic realist painter and artist, most renowned for his self-portraits, character studies, and still lifes. His dark, mysterious works include some of the most meticulously executed paintings ever made, often requiring years to complete. Ivan Albright and his identica......
 
Nathan Altman
 

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Nathan Altman (1889 - 1970) - Ukraine (Vinnytsia)
Cubism, Constructivism, Socialist Realism, Naive Art / Primitivism, Expressionism


Nathan Isaevich Altman (Russian: Натан Исаевич Альтман, transliterated: Natan Isayevich Altman December 22 [O.S. December 10] 1889 – December 12, 1970) was a Jewish, Russian and Soviet avant-garde artist, Cubist painter, stage designer and book illustrator. He was born in Vinnytsia, in the Podolia Governorate of the Russian Empire (present-day Ukra......
 
Martiros Saryan
 

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Martiros Saryan (1880 - 1972) - Russia (Nakhichevan-On-Don)
Naive Art / Primitivism, Symbolism, Socialist Realism, Expressionism, Realism


Martiros Saryan (Armenian: Մարտիրոս Սարյան Russian: Мартиро́с Сарья́н 28 February [O.S. 16 February] 1880 – 5 May 1972) was an Armenian painter, the founder of a modern Armenian national school of painting. He was born into an Armenian family in Nakhichevan-on-Don (now part of Rostov-on-Don, Russia). In 1895, aged 15, he completed the Nakhichevan s......
 
José Gutiérrez Solana
 

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José Gutiérrez Solana (1886 - 1945) - Spain (Madrid)
Expressionism, Expressionism


José Romano Gutiérrez-Solana y Gutiérrez-Solana (28 February 1886, Madrid - 24 June 1945, Madrid) was a Spanish painter, engraver and author. He generally signed his paintings as "J.Solana". He is generally considered to be an Expressionist, but his style was heavily influenced by El Greco, the Black Paintings of Goya and the works of Eugenio Lucas......
 
Nikolai Ge
 

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Nikolai Ge (1831 - 1894) - Russia (Voronezh)
Realism, Romanticism, Academicism, Expressionism


Nikolai Nikolaevich Ge (his French ancestors' last name was De Gay) (Russian: Николай Николаевич Ге 27 February [O.S. 15 February] 1831 – 13 June [O.S. 1 June] 1894) was а Russian realist painter and an early Russian symbolist famous for his works on historical and religious motifs. Nikolai Ge was born in Voronezh City, to a Russian noble family of......
 
Eric Fischl
 

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Eric Fischl United States (New York City)
Neo Expressionism, Realism


Eric Fischl (born March 9, 1948) is an American painter, printmaker and draughtsman. His wife is painter April Gornik. Fischl was born in New York City and grew up on suburban Long Island his family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, in 1967.[citation needed] His art education began at Phoenix College, then a year at Arizona State University,[citation need......
 
Mark Tobey
 

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Mark Tobey (1890 - 1976) - United States (Centerville)
Abstract Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism


Mark George Tobey (December 11, 1890 – April 24, 1976) was an American painter. His densely structured compositions, inspired by Asian calligraphy, resemble Abstract expressionism, although the motives for his compositions differ philosophically from most Abstract Expressionist painters. His work was widely recognized throughout the United States a......
 
Richard Diebenkorn
 

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Richard Diebenkorn (1922 - 1993) - United States (Portland)
Expressionism, Color Field, Abstract Expressionism


Richard Diebenkorn (April 22, 1922 – March 30, 1993) was an American painter. His early work is associated with abstract expressionism and the Bay Area Figurative Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. His later work (best known as the Ocean Park paintings) were instrumental to his achievement of worldwide acclaim. Richard Clifford Diebenkorn Jr. was bor......
 
Yiannis Moralis
 

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Yiannis Moralis (1916 - 2009) - Greece (Arta)
Expressionism, Abstract Art, Realism, Cubism


Yiannis Moralis (Greek: Γιάννης Μόραλης also transliterated Yannis Moralis or Giannis Moralis 23 April 1916 – 20 December 2009) was an important Greek visual artist and part of the so-called "Generation of the '30s". Born in Arta, Greece, in 1916, Moralis moved to Athens with his parents in 1927. From the age of 15 he studied at the Athens School o......
 
George Bouzianis
 

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George Bouzianis (1885 - 1959) - Greece (Athens)
Expressionism, Expressionism


George Bouzianis (Greek: Γιώργος Μπουζιάνης German: Jorgos Busianis November 8, 1885 – October 23, 1959) was a major Greek expressionist painter. He studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts with teachers such as Nikiphoros Lytras and Konstantinos Volanakis, Georgios Roilos and Dimitrios Geraniotis. In 1907 he moved to Munich to continue h......
 
Nikolaos Lytras
 

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Nikolaos Lytras (1883 - 1927) - Greece (Athens)
Expressionism, Realism


Nikolaos Lytras (Greek: Νικόλαος Λύτρας Athens, 2 May 1883 - December 1927) was a Greek modernist painter who specialized in portraits, still-lifes and landscapes. He studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts from 1902 to 1906, where he was taught by his father, Nikiforos Lytras, and also by Georgios Jakobides. After that, he transferred t......
 
Albert Bloch
 

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Albert Bloch (1880 - 1961) - United States (St. Louis)
Expressionism, Symbolism


Albert Bloch (August 2, 1882 – March 23, 1961) was an American Modernist artist and the only American artist associated with Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), a group of early 20th-century European modernists. Bloch was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He first studied art at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts. In 1901–03 he produced comic strips and c......
 
Dimitris Mytaras
 

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Dimitris Mytaras Greece (Chalkis)
Expressionism, Realism, Abstract Art, Surrealism


Dimitris Mytaras (Greek: Δημήτρης Μυταράς 18 June 1934 – 16 February 2017) was a Greek artist who is considered one of the important Greek painters of the 20th century. His work was mainly inspired by the human figure, and a combination of naturalism and expressionism. From the 1960s onward, Mytaras moved in the direction of naturalism, while from ......
 
Frank Helmuth Auerbach
 

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Expressionism, Expressionism
 
Will Barnet
 

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Will Barnet (1911 - 2012) - United States (Beverly)
Social Realism, Naive Art / Primitivism, Surrealism, Expressionism, Realism


Will Barnet (May 25, 1911 – November 13, 2012) was an American artist known for his paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints depicting the human figure and animals, both in casual scenes of daily life and in transcendent dreamlike worlds. Born in 1911 in Beverly, Massachusetts, Barnet knew by the age of ten that he wanted to be an artist. As a ......
 
Emile Nolde
 

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Emile Nolde (1867 - 1956) - Germany (Nolde)
Expressionism, Expressionism
 
Frantisek Kupka
 

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Frantisek Kupka (1871 - 1957) - Czech Republic (Opo?No)
Expressionism, Symbolism, Art Nouveau, Orphism, Abstract Expressionism
 
Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski)
 

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Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski) (1908 - 2001) - France (Paris)
Expressionism, Symbolism, Naive Art / Primitivism, Surrealism, Fauvism, Realism


Balthasar Klossowski (or Klossowski) de Rola (February 29, 1908 in Paris - February 18, 2001 in Rossinière, Switzerland) , best known as Balthus, was an esteemed but controversial Polish-French modern artist. Throughout his career, Balthus rejected the usual conventions of the art world. He insisted that his paintings should be seen and not read ab......
 
Benjamin Shahn
 

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Benjamin Shahn (1898 - 1969) - Lithuania (Kaunas)
Social Realism, Expressionism


Ben Shahn (September 12, 1898 – March 14, 1969) was a Lithuanian-born American artist. He is best known for his works of social realism, his left-wing political views, and his series of lectures published as The Shape of Content. Shahn was born in Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania, then occupied by the Russian Empire, to Jewish parents Joshua Hessel and Gi......
 
Neil Gavin Welliver
 

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Neil Gavin Welliver (1929 - 2005) - United States (Millville)
Abstract Expressionism, Realism, Expressionism
 
Spyros Papaloukas
 

Biography


Spyros Papaloukas (1892 - 1957) - Greece (Desfina)
Expressionism, Expressionism
 
Rafael Zabaleta Fuentes
 

Biography


Rafael Zabaleta Fuentes (1907 - 1960) - Spain (Quesada)
Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Expressionism, Surrealism
 
Yiannis Tsaroychis
 

Biography


Yiannis Tsaroychis (1910 - 1989) - Greece (Peiraiá)
Expressionism, Realism
 
Sergey Yurievich Sudeikin
 

Biography


Sergey Yurievich Sudeikin (1882 - 1946) - Russia (Smolensk)
Naive Art / Primitivism, Expressionism, Symbolism, Art Nouveau
 
Konstantinos Parthenis
 

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Konstantinos Parthenis (1878 - 1967) - Egypt (Alexandria)
Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, Symbolism, Cubism, Fauvism, Art Nouveau
 
Jan Sluyters
 

Biography


Jan Sluyters (1881 - 1957) - Netherlands (Hertogenbosch)
Fauvism, Expressionism, Post-Impressionism, Academicism, Cubism
 
Mstislav Dobuzhinsky
 

Biography


Mstislav Dobuzhinsky (1875 - 1957) - Russia (Novgorod)
Art Nouveau, Expressionism, Symbolism
 
Constantin Brancusi
 

Biography


Constantin Brancusi (1876 - 1957) - Romania (Hobița)
Abstract Art, Dadaism, Expressionism


Constantin Brâncuși (Romanian: [konstanˈtin brɨnˈkuʃʲ] surname sometimes spelled Brâncuș February 19, 1876 – March 16, 1957) was a Romanian-born sculptor who made his career in France. As a child he displayed an aptitude for carving wooden farm tools. Formal studies took him first to Bucharest, then to Munich, then to the École des Beaux-Arts in ......
 
Maximilian Franz Viktor Zdenko Marie Kurzweil
 

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Maximilian Franz Viktor Zdenko Marie Kurzweil (1867 - 1916) - Czech Republic (Bisenz)
Expressionism, Art Nouveau
 
Hermann Max Pechstein
 

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Hermann Max Pechstein (1881 - 1955) - Germany (Zwickau)
Expressionism, Expressionism


Hermann Max Pechstein (December 31, 1881 – June 29, 1955) was a German expressionist painter and printmaker, and a member of the Die Brücke group. Max Pechstein was born in Zwickau. His father was a craftsman who worked in a textile mill. Early contact with the art of Vincent Van Gogh stimulated Pechstein's development toward expressionism. After s......
 
Theophrastos Triantafyllidis
 

Biography


Theophrastos Triantafyllidis (1881 - 1955) -
Impressionism, Expressionism, Post-Impressionism
 
 
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