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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?"

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    Alphonse Mucha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Art Nouveau Artists
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    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 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 to ...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 of ...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 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

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

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    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau
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    Koloman Moser is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Art Nouveau Artists
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    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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    Walter Crane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Art Nouveau Artists
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    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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    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 joined ...more

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    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau
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