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List of famous American modernism artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the American modernism movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable American modernism 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 list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it to share with your friends. The list you're viewing is made up of many different artists, including John Marin and Abraham Walkowitz. (20 items)
Andrew Dasburg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous American Modernism Artists
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Andrew Michael Dasburg was an American modernist painter and "one of America's leading early exponents of cubism". ...more

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Artworks: Improvisation, November in New Mexico

Birthplace: Paris, France

Associated periods or movements: Cubism, American modernism

Nationality: France, United States of America, Germany

Art Forms: Painting

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Thomas Hart Benton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous American Modernism Artists
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Thomas Hart Benton was an American painter and muralist. Along with Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry, he was at the forefront of the Regionalist art movement. His fluid, sculpted figures in his paintings showed everyday people in scenes of life in the United States. Though his work is strongly ...more

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Artworks: Homestead

Birthplace: Neosho, Missouri, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: Regionalism, American modernism, Social realism, American realism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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Georgia O'Keeffe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous American Modernism Artists
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Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was an American artist. Born near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, O'Keeffe first came to the attention of the New York art community in 1916. She is best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe has been recognized as the ...more

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Artworks: Cow's Skull with Calico Roses, The Black Place, Cow's Skull: Red^! White^! and Blue, Sky Above Clouds IV From a Day with Juan II, + more

Birthplace: USA, Wisconsin, Sun Prairie

Associated periods or movements: American modernism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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John Marin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous American Modernism Artists
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John Marin was an early American modernist artist. He is known for his abstract landscapes and watercolors. ...more

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Artworks: Brooklyn Bridge, Maine Islands, Hurricane, The Sea--Cape Split^! Maine Movement: Boats and Objects^! Blue Gray Sea

Birthplace: Rutherford, New Jersey, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: American modernism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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Alfred Stieglitz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous American Modernism Artists
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Alfred Stieglitz was an American photographer and modern art promoter who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form. In addition to his photography, Stieglitz is known for the New York art galleries that he ran in the early part of the 20th century, where ...more

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Artworks: Lake George, The Hand of Man, The Steerage, From My Window at the Shelton^! West From the Shelton^! Looking West, + more

Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: American modernism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Photography

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Paul Strand is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous American Modernism Artists
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Paul Strand was an American photographer and filmmaker who, along with fellow modernist photographers like Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston, helped establish photography as an art form in the 20th century. His diverse body of work, spanning six decades, covers numerous genres and subjects ...more

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Artworks: The Court^! New York, Double Akeley^! New York, Village^! Gaspe, Driftwood^! Maine Barn^! Gaspé, + more

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: American modernism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Photography

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Joseph Stella is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous American Modernism Artists
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Joseph Stella was an Italian-born American Futurist painter best known for his depictions of industrial America, especially his images of the Brooklyn Bridge. He is also associated with the American Precisionist movement of the 1910s–1940s. ...more

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Artworks: Bridge, By Products Plants, A Vision

Birthplace: Muro Lucano, Italy

Associated periods or movements: American modernism, Futurism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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Charles Sheeler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous American Modernism Artists
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Charles Sheeler was an American painter and commercial photographer. He is recognized as one of the founders of American modernism and one of the master photographers of the 20th century. ...more

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Artworks: Side of White Barn, Doylestown House - Stairway^! Open Door, Ford Plant - Blast Furnace and Dust Catcher, Chartres -- Flying Buttresses^! East End Doylestown House - Closet^! Stairs, + more

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: American modernism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Photography, Painting

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