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Famous Abstract Expressionist Artists

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List of famous Abstract expressionism artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Abstract expressionism movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Abstract expressionism period artists are organized by popularity, so the best artists are at the top of the list. If you think the best Abstract expressionism artist isn't as high as they should be then be sure to give them an upvote.

List ranges from Jackson Pollock to Jasper Johns, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous Abstract expressionism artists?" and "Who are the best Abstract expressionism artists?"

Almost every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You can use the artists in this list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to. (78 items)
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    Jackson Pollock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Abstract Expressionist Artists
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    Paul Jackson Pollock, known as Jackson Pollock, was an influential 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, a major artist of his generation.more

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    • Artworks: No. 5, 1948, Untitled, Bird, Stenographic Figure, + more
    • Birthplace: Cody, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Abstract expressionism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Mark Rothko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Abstract Expressionist Artists
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    Mark Rothko was an American painter of Russian Jewish descent. He is generally identified as an Abstract Expressionist. With Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, he is one of the most famous postwar American artists. more

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    • Artworks: Green and Maroon, Ochre and Red on Red, Orange and Red on Red, Green and Tangerine on Red, No. 10, + more
    • Birthplace: Daugavpils, Latvia
    • Associated periods or movements: Color Field, Abstract expressionism
    • Nationality: United States of America, Russian Empire
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Jacques Rosas

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    Living Abstract Expressionist and founder of legendary Shop Studios
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    • Artworks: Street Art, Oils on canvass from Life
    • Birthplace: Stockton, CA
    • Associated periods or movements: Contempary Art
    • Nationality: American, Mexican and Seedish Decent
    • Art Forms: Oils on canvass
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    Franz Kline is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Abstract Expressionist Artists
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    Franz Kline was an American painter born in Pennsylvania. He is mainly associated with the abstract expressionist movement of the 1940s and 1950s. Kline, along with other action painters like Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell and Lee Krasner, as well as other poets, dancers, and ...more

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    • Artworks: Le Gros, Chief, Painting Number 2, Untitled, Lehigh V Span, + more
    • Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Abstract expressionism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Clyfford Still is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Abstract Expressionist Artists
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    Clyfford Still was an American painter, and one of the leading figures in the first generation of Abstract Expressionists, who developed a new, powerful approach to painting in the years immediately following World War II. Still has been credited with laying the groundwork for the movement, as his shift ...more

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    • Artworks: 1944-G, 1950-K-No. 1, Untitled, 1951-T No. 3, Untitled, + more
    • Birthplace: Grandin, North Dakota, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Color Field, Abstract expressionism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Robert Motherwell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Abstract Expressionist Artists
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    Robert Motherwell was an American painter, printmaker, and editor. He was one of the youngest of the New York School, which also included Philip Guston, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. more

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    • Artworks: Untitled (Figuration), Untitled (Ultramarine), Open No. 11 (In Raw Sienna with Gray), Personage, with Yellow Ochre and White, + more
    • Birthplace: Aberdeen, Washington, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Color Field, Abstract expressionism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking
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    Joan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Abstract Expressionist Artists
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    Joan Mitchell was a "second generation" abstract expressionist painter and printmaker. She was an essential member of the American Abstract expressionist movement, even though much of her career took place in France. Along with Lee Krasner, Grace Hartigan, Helen Frankenthaler and Sonia Gechtoff, she was ...more

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    • Artworks: Ladybug, Untitled, No Rain, Untitled, Untitled, + more
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Abstract expressionism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking
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    Robert Rauschenberg did not originally set out to become an artist. Born in Texas in the 1920s, Rauschenberg grew up in a fairly strict and frugal Christian household. As a teenager, he hoped to become a minister. However, he eventually switched paths. Rauschenberg attended the University of Texas and ...more

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    • Artworks: Lincoln, Dam, Whale, Moon Museum, Untitled (Glossy Black Painting), + more
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Port Arthur
    • Associated periods or movements: Mixed media, Abstract expressionism, Neo-Dada, Postmodernism, Pop art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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