Famous Contemporary Artists, Ranked Artists

Famous Contemporary Artists, Ranked

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

A list made up of artists like Yoko Ono and Brian Eno.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous Contemporary art artists?" and "Who are the best Contemporary art artists?"

Almost every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You can use this fact-based list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then share it with your Twitter followers, Facebook friends or with any other social networks you use regularly. (128 items)
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    Odd Nerdrum is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Contemporary Artists, Ranked
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    Odd Nerdrum, is a Norwegian figurative painter. Themes and style in Nerdrum's work reference anecdote and narrative. Primary influences by the painters Rembrandt and Caravaggio help place his work in direct conflict with the abstraction and conceptual art considered acceptable in much of his native ...more

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    • Artworks: Drifting, One Story Singer, Baby, Chosen, Bork in Paris, + more
    • Birthplace: Helsingborg, Sweden
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art
    • Nationality: Norway
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Neo Rauch

    Neo Rauch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Contemporary Artists, Ranked
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    Neo Rauch is a German artist whose paintings mine the intersection of his personal history with the politics of industrial alienation. His work reflects the influence of socialist realism, and owes a debt to Surrealists Giorgio de Chirico and René Magritte, although Rauch hesitates to align himself with ...more

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    • Artworks: Übergang
    • Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art
    • Nationality: Germany
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Alexandre Barbera-Ivanoff

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    • Artworks: Le voyageur
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art
    • Nationality: French
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Ilya Glazunov

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    Ilya Glazunov, contemporary Russian artist from Saint Petersburg, born June 10, in 1930. He holds the title of People's Artist of Russia, and serves as a rector at the Fine Arts Academy in Moscow Ilya Glazunov’s paintings have mostly historic or religious themes. Famous works include Russia the Eternal, ...more

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    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Simon Kozhin

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    Simon L. Kozhin is a contemporary Russian artist. His art varies among genres, such as landscapes, portraits, still life, and historical photography. He also has an excellent knowledge of oil, tempera, and watercolor painting. He paints scenery whilst traveling the world, so there are a series of works ...more

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    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
    • Nationality: Russia
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    Helene Knoop

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    • Birthplace: Drøbak, Norway
    • Associated periods or movements: Kitsch movement
    • Nationality: Norwegian
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Charles Krafft

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    • Birthplace: Seattle, United States
    • Nationality: American
    • Art Forms: Porcelain
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    Lars Vilks

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    • Artworks: Nimis, Arx
    • Birthplace: Helsingborg, Sweden
    • Nationality: Swedish
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