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Famous Abstract Art Artists

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List of famous Abstract art artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Abstract art movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Abstract art period artists are organized alphabetically, but you may sort this information by clicking any column. Every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You may copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it with your Twitter followers, Facebook friends or with any other social networks you use on a regular basis. List features Jack Smith, Franca Batich and more. (42 items)


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    Marcel Janco was a Romanian and Israeli visual artist, architect and art theorist. He was the co-inventor of Dadaism and a leading exponent of Constructivism in Eastern Europe. In the 1910s, he co-edited, with Ion Vinea and Tristan Tzara, the Romanian art magazine Simbolul. Janco was a practitioner of ...more

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    • Artworks: Composition with Red Arrow
    • Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau, Post-Impressionism, Dada, Art Deco, Cubism, + more
    • Nationality: Israel, Romania
    • Art Forms: Collage, Fresco, Relief, Ceramic art, Painting, + more
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    János Mattis-Teutsch or Máttis-Teutsch, Mátis-Teutsch was a Hungarian and Romanian painter, sculptor, graphic artist, art critic, and poet. Best known for his Seelenblumen cycle of paintings, he was an important contributor to the development of modern art and avant-garde trends inside Romania. He was ...more

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    • Birthplace: Southeast Europe, Europe, Transylvania, Brașov County, Brașov, + more
    • Associated periods or movements: Fauvism, Art Nouveau, Post-Impressionism, Abstract art, Surrealism, + more
    • Nationality: Hungary, Austria-Hungary, Romania
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Ilya Bolotowsky
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    Ilya Bolotowsky was a leading early 20th-century painter in abstract styles in New York City. His work, a search for philosophical order through visual expression, embraced cubism and geometric abstraction and was much influenced by Dutch painter Piet Mondrian.more

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    • Artworks: Vertical Yellow Plane, Grey Diamond
    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
    • Associated periods or movements: Geometric abstraction, De Stijl, Neoclassicism, Cubism, Abstract art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Mural, Painting
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    Angela Gegg is a Belizean artist, author and entertainer. Angela Gegg is one of Belize’s leading female artists. In the past decade she has had six major solo art shows and been featured in over twenty joint art shows and exhibits in Belize, Texas, New York, Miami, and Trinidad. She is featured in ...more

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    • Birthplace: Belize City, Belize
    • Associated periods or movements: Cubism, Abstract art
    • Nationality: Belize, United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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    Ali Divandari

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    Ali Divandari
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    Ali Divandari is an Iranian Cartoonist, Painter, Graphic Designer, Sculptor and Journalist.more

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    • Birthplace: Sabzevar, Iran
    • Associated periods or movements: Cubism, Abstract art, Surrealism, Conceptual art
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Wassily Kandinsky
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    Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting one of the first purely abstract works. Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa. He enrolled at the University of Moscow, studying law and economics. Successful in his ...more

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    • Artworks: Composition VII, Composition VIII, The Blue Rider, The White Dot, Autumn II, + more
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Eurasia, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Russia, Soviet Union
    • Associated periods or movements: German Expressionism, Der Blaue Reiter, Abstract art, Expressionism
    • Nationality: France, Russia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Dame Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth DBE was an English artist and sculptor. Her work exemplifies Modernism and in particular modern sculpture. She was "one of the few women artists to achieve international prominence." Along with artists such as Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo, Hepworth was a leading figure in ...more

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    • Artworks: Winged Figure, Curved Form (Bryher), Landscape Sculpture, Two Figures, Elegy III, + more
    • Birthplace: Wakefield, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Modernism, Abstract art
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Sir Anthony Alfred Caro, OM, CBE was an English abstract sculptor whose work is characterised by assemblages of metal using 'found' industrial objects. His style was of the modernist school, having worked with Henry Moore early in his career. He was lauded as the greatest British sculptor of his ...more

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    • Artworks: Twenty Four Hours, Pavane, Midday, Tundra, Woman Waking Up, + more
    • Birthplace: New Malden, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Modernism, Abstract art
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Drawing
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    Albert Henry Krehbiel, was the most decorated American painter ever at the French Academy, winning the Prix De Rome, four Gold Medals and five cash prizes. He was born in Denmark, Iowa and taught, lived and worked for many years in Chicago. Although educated as a realist in Paris, which is reflected in ...more

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    • Birthplace: Denmark, Iowa, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: American Impressionism, Neoclassicism, Impressionism, Abstract art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Mural, Painting, Drawing
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    Stephen Namara
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    Stephen Namara is an American Contemporary figurative artist.more

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    • Artworks: Exodus, Oil on Canvas, 78 x 84" 2009
    • Birthplace: Kenya
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Modern art, Bay Area Figurative Movement, Modernism, Abstract art, + more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
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    Jack Boynton
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    Jack Boynton was an American artist.more

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    • Artworks: Flayed Image
    • Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Modern art, Abstract expressionism, Modernism, Abstract art, + more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Collage, Painting, Printmaking
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    William Scott

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    William Scott
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    William Scott was a British artist, known for good-life and abstract painting. He is the most internationally celebrated of 20th-century Ulster painters.more

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    • Artworks: Still Life with Frying Pan, Midnight Blue, Chelsea Suite No. 4, Still Life With Orange Note, Orange, + more
    • Birthplace: Greenock, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Abstract art
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    James Verbicky
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    James Verbicky is an abstract mixed media artist currently living in Southern California.more

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    • Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art, Modern art, Abstract expressionism, Minimalism, Abstract art
    • Nationality: Canada
    • Art Forms: Mixed media, Painting
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    Jack Youngerman

    Jack Youngerman is an artist known for his constructions and paintings.more

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    • Artworks: June Blue
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Hard-edge painting, Minimalism, Abstract art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Prudence Heward

    Prudence Heward was a Canadian painter principally known for her figure painting with "brilliant acid colours, sculptural treatment, and an intense brooding quality". She was a member of the Beaver Hall Group and a co-founder of the Canadian Group of Painters and the Contemporary Arts Society.more

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    • Artworks: Rollande, Girl in Yellow Sweater, Anna, In Theatre, Farm, + more
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
    • Associated periods or movements: Abstract art, Beaver Hall Group, Expressionism
    • Nationality: Canada
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Rudolf Bauer

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    Rudolf Bauer
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    Alexander Georg Rudolf Bauer was a German-born painter who was involved in the avant-garde group Der Sturm in Berlin, and whose work would become central to the Non-Objective art collection of Solomon R. Guggenheim.more

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    • Birthplace: Wyrzysk, Poland
    • Associated periods or movements: Abstract art
    • Nationality: Germany
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Ben F. Laposky
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    Benjamin Francis Laposky was a mathematician, artist and draftsman in Cherokee, Iowa. He has been credited with making the first computer graphics, utilizing an oscilloscope as the creation medium for abstract art. In 1953 he released what he called "Oscillons" along with a corresponding thesis entitled ...more

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    • Birthplace: Cherokee, Iowa, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Modern art, Abstract art
    • Nationality: United States of America
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    Jack Smith was a British realist and, later, abstract artist.more

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    • Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Abstract art
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
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    Adja Yunkers

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    Adja Yunkers was an American abstract painter and printmaker. He was born in Riga, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire in 1900. He studied art in Leningrad, Berlin, Paris, and London. He lived in Paris for 14 years, and then moved to Stockholm in 1939. In Stockholm, he published and edited the arts ...more

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    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    • Associated periods or movements: Abstract art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking
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    Manolo Millares

    Manolo Millares was a Spanish painter. Self-taught as an artist, Millares was introduced to Surrealism in 1948. In 1953, he moved to Madrid and became an abstract painter. In 1957, Millares along with Antonio Saura and Pablo Serrano founded the avant-garde group El Paso in Madrid. He attained an ...more

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    • Birthplace: Las Palmas, Spain
    • Associated periods or movements: Abstract art
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Painting
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