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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?"

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
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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
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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
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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
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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 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
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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, + 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
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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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    Stanisław Wyspiański
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    Stanisław Wyspiański was a Polish playwright, painter and poet, as well as interior and furniture designer. A patriotic writer, he created a series of symbolic, national dramas within the artistic philosophy of the Young Poland Movement. Wyspiański was one of the most outstanding and multifaceted ...more

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    • Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Will H. Bradley

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    Will H. Bradley
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    William H. Bradley was an American Art Nouveau illustrator and artist. Nicknamed the "Dean of American Designers", he was the highest paid American artist of the early 20th century.more

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    • Artworks: The Kiss
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Printmaking
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    Eugène Grasset

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    Eugène Grasset
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    Eugène Samuel Grasset was a Swiss decorative artist who worked in Paris, France in a variety of creative design fields during the Belle Époque. He is considered a pioneer in Art Nouveau design.more

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    • Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau, Vienna Secession
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Ivan Bilibin

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    Ivan Bilibin
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    Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin was a 20th-century illustrator and stage designer who took part in the Mir iskusstva and contributed to the Ballets Russes. Throughout his career, he was inspired by Slavic folklore.more

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    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau
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    Lascăr Vorel
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    Lascăr Vorel was a Romanian Post-Impressionist painter whose style was linked to Expressionism.more

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    • Birthplace: Nord-Est, Iași, Romania
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau, Post-Impressionism, Expressionism
    • Nationality: Romania
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis
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    Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis was a Lithuanian painter, composer and writer. Čiurlionis contributed to symbolism and art nouveau and was representative of the fin de siècle epoch. He has been considered one of the pioneers of abstract art in Europe. During his short life he composed about 400 pieces ...more

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    • Artworks: Tranquility, Sonata of the Spring, Cycle Winter, Cycle The Zodiac, Sonata of the Serpent, + more
    • Birthplace: Senoji Varėna, Lithuania
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau, Symbolist literature
    • Nationality: Lithuania
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Jan Toorop
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    Johannes Theodorus 'Jan' Toorop was a Dutch-Indonesian painter, who worked in various styles, including Symbolism, Art Nouveau, and Pointilism. His early work was influenced by the Amsterdam Impressionism movement.more

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    • Artworks: The Prayer (Self Portrait), The Sea, Desire and Satisfaction, The New Generation, O grave, + more
    • Birthplace: Purworejo Regency, Indonesia
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau, Amsterdam Impressionism, Neo-impressionism, Symbolist literature
    • Nationality: Netherlands
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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    Jules Chéret

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    Jules Chéret
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    Jules Chéret was a French painter and lithographer who became a master of Belle Époque poster art. He has been called the father of the modern poster.more

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    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Leonardo Bistolfi was an Italian sculptor, an important exponent of Italian Symbolism. Bistolfi was born in Casale Monferrato in Piedmont, north-west Italy, to Giovanni Bistolfi, a sculptor in wood, and to Angela Amisano. In 1876 he enrolled in the Brera Art Academy in Milan, where his teacher was ...more

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    • Birthplace: Casale Monferrato, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau, Symbolist literature
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Giorgio Ceragioli

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    Giorgio Ceragioli was an Italian painter and sculptor.more

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    • Birthplace: Porto Santo Stefano
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau
    • Nationality: Italy
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    Valentin Serov
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    Valentin Alexandrovich Serov was a Russian painter, and one of the premier portrait artists of his era.more

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    • Artworks: Children, Portrait of Italian singer Angelo Masini, Pavel Chistyakov, Domotkanovo, Portrait of Emanuel Nobel, + more
    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau, Impressionism
    • Nationality: Russia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Mario Sarto

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    Mario Sarto
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    Mario Sarto was an important sculptor of religious and commemorative art, renowned for the vast statuary present in the Monumental Cemetery of Bologna. Many of his statues are also located in the main squares of Italian cities, among which Codigoro, Ferrara, Bologna, with representations of patron ...more

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    • Birthplace: Codigoro, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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