Visual Artist Famous Art Nouveau Artists

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

Items on this list include Marcel Janco and János Mattis-Teutsch.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous Art Nouveau artists?" and "Who are the best Art Nouveau artists?"

Almost every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. Use this list to build your own just like it that fits your opinions of where everything should be ranked. (49 items)
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Alphonse Mucha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Art Nouveau Artists
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Alphonse Mucha


Alfons Maria Mucha, often known in English and French as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards, and designs. ...more

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Artworks: Untitled (Female Nude), Hamlet, Princezna Hyacinta, The Celebration of Svantovit Bénédictine, + more

Birthplace: Ivančice, Czech Republic

Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau

Nationality: Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia

Art Forms: Painting

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Gustav Klimt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Art Nouveau Artists
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Gustav Klimt


Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d'art. Klimt's primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. In addition ...more

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Artworks: The Kiss, Danaë, Beethoven Frieze, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I Adele Bloch-Bauer II, + more

Birthplace: Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria

Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau, Symbolist literature, Vienna Secession

Nationality: Austrian Empire

Art Forms: Painting

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Art Nouveau Artists
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Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa, also known as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 19th century yielded a collection of exciting, elegant and provocative images ...more

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Artworks: At the Moulin Rouge, The Hangover, Maxime Dethomas at the Bal de l'Opera, La Goulue Entering the Moulin Rouge In The Restaurant La Mie, + more

Birthplace: Albi, France

Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau, Post-Impressionism

Nationality: France

Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing

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Aubrey Beardsley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Art Nouveau Artists
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Aubrey Beardsley


Aubrey Vincent Beardsley was an English illustrator and author. His drawings in black ink, influenced by the style of Japanese woodcuts, emphasized the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. He was a leading figure in the Aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill ...more

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Artworks: The Peacock Skirt

Birthplace: Brighton, United Kingdom

Associated periods or movements: Aestheticism, Art Nouveau

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Virginia Frances Sterrett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Art Nouveau Artists
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Virginia Frances Sterrett


Virginia Frances Sterrett was an American artist and illustrator. Sterrett received her first commission at the age of 19 from the Penn Publishing Company to illustrate Old French Fairy Tales, a collection of works from the 19th-century French author, Comtesse de Ségur. A year after the publication ...more

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Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau

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Walter Crane is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Art Nouveau Artists
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Walter Crane


Walter Crane was an English artist and book illustrator. He is considered to be the most influential, and among the most prolific, children’s book creator of his generation and, along with Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway, one of the strongest contributors to the child's nursery motif that the ...more

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Artworks: The Triumph of Spring, The Lady of Shalott, The Briar Rose, The Bridge of Life At Home: A Portrait, + more

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau

Nationality: England

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Koloman Moser is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Art Nouveau Artists
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Koloman Moser


Koloman Moser was an Austrian artist who exerted considerable influence on twentieth-century graphic art and one of the foremost artists of the Vienna Secession movement and a co-founder of Wiener Werkstätte. During his life, Moser designed a wide array of art works - books and graphic works from ...more

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Artworks: The enchanted princesses^! corner cabinet, Beer Glass, Venus in the Grotto, Flower Basket Champagne Glass, + more

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau, Vienna Secession

Nationality: Austria-Hungary

Art Forms: Ceramic art, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing

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Kay Nielsen


Kay Rasmus Nielsen was a Danish illustrator who was popular in the early 20th century, the "golden age of illustration" which lasted from when Daniel Vierge and other pioneers developed printing technology to the point that drawings and paintings could be reproduced with reasonable facility. He ...more

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Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau

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