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

List artists include Henri Matisse, Georges Braque and many more.

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

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Henri Matisse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Fauvism Artists, Ranked
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Henri Matisse


Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three ...more

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Artworks: Woman with a Hat, Blue Nude II, Les toits de Collioure, Green Stripe Madras Rouge, + more

Birthplace: Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France

Associated periods or movements: Fauvism, Modernism, Impressionism, Neo-impressionism

Nationality: France

Art Forms: Sculpture, Collage, Painting, Printmaking Drawing

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André Derain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Fauvism Artists, Ranked
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André Derain


André Derain was a French artist, painter, sculptor and co-founder of Fauvism with Henri Matisse. ...more

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Artworks: Portrait of a Young Girl, Charing Cross Bridge^! London, The Turning Road^! L´Estaque, Charing Cross Bridge Fishing Boats^! Collioure, + more

Birthplace: Chatou, France

Associated periods or movements: Fauvism

Nationality: France

Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting

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Georges Braque is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Fauvism 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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Henri Manguin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Fauvism Artists, Ranked
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Henri Manguin


Henri Charles Manguin was a French painter, associated with Les Fauves. Manguin entered the École des Beaux-Arts to study under Gustave Moreau, as did Matisse and Charles Camoin with whom he became close friends. Like them, Manguin made copies of Renaissance art in the Louvre. Manguin was greatly ...more

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Artworks: Nu sous les arbres (Nude beneath the Trees) (study), Above the Oustalet: View over Grimand, The Model, The Prints Morning at Cavaliere, + more

Birthplace: Paris, France

Associated periods or movements: Fauvism

Nationality: France

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Maurice de Vlaminck is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Fauvism Artists, Ranked
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Maurice de Vlaminck


Maurice de Vlaminck was a French painter. Along with André Derain and Henri Matisse he is considered one of the principal figures in the Fauve movement, a group of modern artists who from 1904 to 1908 were united in their use of intense colour. ...more

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Artworks: Portrait of the Poet (Guillaume Apollinaire), The River Seine at Chatou, The Circus, Tugboat on the Seine Chatou, + more

Birthplace: Paris, France

Associated periods or movements: Fauvism

Nationality: France

Art Forms: Painting

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Kees van Dongen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Fauvism Artists, Ranked
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Kees van Dongen


Cornelis Theodorus Maria 'Kees' van Dongen was a Dutch painter and one of the Fauves. He gained a reputation for his sensuous, at times garish, portraits. ...more

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Artworks: Woman with Large Hat, In the Plaza, or Women at the Balustrade, La chemise noire (The Black Chemise) Modjesko, + more

Birthplace: Delfshaven, Netherlands

Associated periods or movements: Fauvism

Nationality: Netherlands, France

Art Forms: Painting

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Albert Marquet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Fauvism Artists, Ranked
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Albert Marquet


Albert Marquet was a French painter, associated with the Fauvist movement. He initially became one of the Fauve painters and a lifelong friend of Henri Matisse. Marquet subsequently painted in a more naturalistic style, primarily landscapes, but also several portraits and, between 1910 and 1914, ...more

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Artworks: The Seine at Triel

Birthplace: Bordeaux, France

Associated periods or movements: Fauvism

Nationality: France

Art Forms: Painting

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Raoul Dufy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Fauvism Artists, Ranked
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Raoul Dufy


Raoul Dufy was a French Fauvist painter. He developed a colorful, decorative style that became fashionable for designs of ceramics and textiles, as well as decorative schemes for public buildings. He is noted for scenes of open-air social events. He was also a draftsman, printmaker, book ...more

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Artworks: Open Window, Nice, Sailing Boat at Sainte-Adresse

Birthplace: Le Havre, France

Associated periods or movements: Fauvism, Modernism, Cubism, Impressionism

Nationality: France

Art Forms: Painting

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