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Famous Cubist Artists

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

Cubism was developed by Spanish patiner Pablo Picasso and George Braque and went on to become maybe the most influential art movement of the 20th century. The abstract style came out of the idea that art should not have to copy nature. The artwork created as part of the cubism movement are some of the most loved and famous pieces of all time. 

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

Almost every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You may want to copy this fact-based list to make your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share with your friends. 


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    Pablo Picasso
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    Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso, was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. As one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist ...more

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    • Artworks: Guernica, The Old Guitarist, Family of Saltimbanques, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Las Meninas (after Velázquez), + more
    • Birthplace: Hispania, Málaga, Europe, Province of Málaga, Andalusia, + more
    • Associated periods or movements: Picasso's African Period, Analytic cubism, Cubism, Picasso's Rose Period, Picasso's Blue Period, + more
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Ceramic art, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
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    Georges Braque
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    Georges Braque was a major 20th-century French painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. His most important contributions to the history of art were in his alliance with Fauvism from 1906, and the role he played in the development of Cubism. Braque’s work between 1908 and 1912 is closely ...more

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    • Artworks: Woman with a Guitar, Still Life with a Bottle, Violin and Candlestick, The Guitar (Statue d'epouvante), Man with a Guitar, + more
    • Birthplace: Argenteuil, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Fauvism, Analytic cubism, Cubism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
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    Albert Gleizes
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    Albert Gleizes, was a French artist, theoretician, philosopher, a self-proclaimed founder of Cubism and an influence on the School of Paris. Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger wrote the first major treatise on Cubism, Du "Cubisme", 1912. Gleizes was a founding member of the Section d'Or group of artists.more

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    • Artworks: La Femme aux Phlox, La Chasse, Paysage, The Transfiguration, Man on a Balcony, + more
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Cubism, Impressionism, Abstract art, Section d'Or
    • Nationality: France
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    Juan Gris
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    José Victoriano González-Pérez, better known as Juan Gris, was a Spanish painter and sculptor born in Madrid who lived and worked in France most of his life. Closely connected to the innovative artistic genre Cubism, his works are among the movement's most distinctive.more

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    • Artworks: Harlequin with Guitar, Glass of Beer and Playing Cards, Violin and Checkerboard, Portrait of Picasso, Guitar and Glasses, + more
    • Birthplace: Europe, Madrid, Madrid, Southern Europe, Madrid metropolitan area, + more
    • Associated periods or movements: Analytic cubism, Cubism, Synthetic cubism
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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    Paul Cézanne
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    Paul Cézanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne's often repetitive, exploratory brushstrokes are highly ...more

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    • Artworks: The Basket of Apples, The Large Bathers, Still Life with Apples, Madame Cézanne in a Yellow Chair, Mont Sainte-Victoire seen from Bellevue, + more
    • Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Impressionism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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    Jean Metzinger
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    Jean Dominique Antony Metzinger was a major 20th-century French painter, theorist, writer, critic and poet, who along with Albert Gleizes, developed the theoretical foundations of Cubism. His earliest works, from 1900 to 1904, were influenced by the Neo-impressionism of Georges Seurat and Henri-Edmond ...more

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    • Artworks: L'Oiseau bleu, Femme assise (Woman with Book), Landscape, Still Life, Woman with Fan, + more
    • Birthplace: Nantes, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Fauvism, Divisionism, Cubism, Neo-impressionism, Section d'Or
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Paul Klee
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    Paul Klee was a Swiss-German painter. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually deeply explored color theory, writing about it extensively; his lectures Writings on ...more

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    • Artworks: Angelus Novus, Revolution des Viadukts, Der Goldfisch, Garten der Leidenschaft (Garden of Passion), Little Castle in the Air, + more
    • Birthplace: Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland
    • Associated periods or movements: German Expressionism, Der Blaue Reiter, Cubism, Surrealism, Expressionism, + more
    • Nationality: Germany
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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    Salvador Dalí
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    Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marqués de Dalí de Pubol, known as Salvador Dalí, was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills ...more

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    • Artworks: The Persistence of Memory, Galatea of the Spheres, The Burning Giraffe, Metamorphosis of Narcissus, Tuna Fishing, + more
    • Birthplace: Figueres, Spain
    • Associated periods or movements: Dada, Cubism, Surrealism
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Photography, Painting, Drawing
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    Alexandra Nechita is a Romanian and American cubist painter and muralist.more

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    • Artworks: 40 Minutes Line Drawing, Holidays Are Here Again, Manicurist / Hairdresser, Peace Within Me, Coffee Culture, + more
    • Birthplace: Vaslui, Romania
    • Associated periods or movements: Cubism
    • Nationality: United States of America, Romania
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    André Lhote
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    André Lhote was a French sculptor and painter of figure subjects, portraits, landscapes and still life. He was also very active and influential as a teacher and writer on art.more

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    • Artworks: Port de Bordeaux
    • Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Fauvism, Cubism, Section d'Or
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Robert Delaunay was a French artist who, with his wife Sonia Delaunay and others, cofounded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes. His later works were more abstract, reminiscent of Paul Klee. His key influence related to bold use of colour, and a clear love ...more

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    • Artworks: Simultaneous Contrasts: Sun and Moon, The Three Windows, the Tower and the Wheel, Windows, Champs de Mars: The Red Tower
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Cubism, Section d'Or, Expressionism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Francis Bacon
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    Francis Bacon was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, emotionally charged and raw imagery. His painterly abstracted figures are typically isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages, set against flat, nondescript backgrounds. Bacon took up painting in his early 20s but worked ...more

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    • Artworks: Painting (1946), Figure with Meat, Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, Figure in a landscape, Composition (Figure), + more
    • Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    • Associated periods or movements: Cubism, Surrealism, Expressionism
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

    Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
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    Henri Gaudier-Brzeska was a French artist and sculptor who developed a rough-hewn, primitive style of direct carving.more

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    • Artworks: Wrestlers, Sepulchral Figure, Seated Woman, The Idiot, Birds Erect, + more
    • Birthplace: Orléans, France
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing
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    Natalia Goncharova
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    Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova was a Russian avant-garde artist, painter, costume designer, writer, illustrator, and set designer. Her great-aunt was Nataliya Nikolaevna Goncharova, wife of the poet Alexander Pushkin.more

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    • Birthplace: Russia
    • Associated periods or movements: Der Blaue Reiter, Cubism
    • Nationality: France, Russia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Marius Zabinski Added by: AntonioCasablanca

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    Alice Bailly
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    Alice Bailly was a radical Swiss painter, known for her interpretations on cubism, fauvism, her wool paintings, and her participation in the Dada movement. In 1906, Bailly had settled in Paris where she befriended Juan Gris, Francis Picabia, and Marie Laurencin, avant-garde modernist painters who ...more

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    • Artworks: Self-Portrait
    • Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
    • Associated periods or movements: Fauvism, Dada, Cubism
    • Nationality: Switzerland
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Alexander Archipenko
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    Alexander Porfyrovych Archipenko was a Ukrainian avant-garde artist, sculptor, and graphic artist.more

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    • Artworks: Woman Combing Her Hair, Gondolier, Torso in Space, Glass on a Table, Reclining Torso
    • Birthplace: Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
    • Associated periods or movements: Cubism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Fernand Léger
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    Joseph Fernand Henri Léger was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. In his early works he created a personal form of cubism which he gradually modified into a more figurative, populist style. His boldly simplified treatment of modern subject matter has caused him to be regarded as a forerunner of ...more

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    • Artworks: The Baluster, Woman with a Book, Three Women, Mural Painting, The Divers, + more
    • Birthplace: Argentan, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Modernism, Cubism, Section d'Or
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking
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    Henri Le Fauconnier

    Henri Victor Gabriel Le Fauconnier was a French Cubist painter born in Hesdin. Le Fauconnier was seen as one of the leading figures among the Montparnasse Cubists. At the 1911 Salon des Indépendants Le Fauconnier and colleagues Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Fernand Léger and Robert Delaunay caused a ...more

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    • Birthplace: Hesdin, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Cubism, Section d'Or
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    George Terzian Added by: cubehead

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