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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. You might also enjoy weird personal quirks of iconic artists and famous dada artists. 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 painter 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?"

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Pablo Picasso is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Cubist Artists, Ranked
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Pablo Picasso


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: Málaga, Spain

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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cubist Artists, Ranked
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Georges Braque


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 ...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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cubist Artists, Ranked
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Albert Gleizes


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 ...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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cubist Artists, Ranked
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Juan Gris


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: Madrid, Spain

Associated periods or movements: Analytic cubism, Cubism, Synthetic cubism

Nationality: Spain

Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting

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Paul Cézanne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cubist Artists, Ranked
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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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Paul Klee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Cubist Artists, Ranked
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Paul Klee


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 ...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 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Cubist Artists, Ranked
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Salvador Dalí


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 ...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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Jean Metzinger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Cubist Artists, Ranked
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Jean Metzinger


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 ...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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