Famous Fauvism Artists, Ranked Artists

Famous Fauvism Artists, Ranked

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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?"

Almost every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. Use this factual list to make a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion. (21 items)


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    Henri Matisse
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    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
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    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, + more
    • Birthplace: Chatou, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Fauvism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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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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    Kees van Dongen
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    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: Netherlands, Delfshaven, South Holland, European Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Associated periods or movements: Fauvism
    • Nationality: Netherlands, France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Albert Marquet
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    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, several ...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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    Henri Manguin
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    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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    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 illustrator, ...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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    Maurice de Vlaminck
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    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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    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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    Georges Henri Rouault was a French painter, draughtsman, and printer, whose work is often associated with Fauvism and Expressionism.more

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    • Artworks: Head of Christ, Sea of Galilee, Christ Mocked by Soldiers, Clown, The Three Judges, + more
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Fauvism, Expressionism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Béla Iványi-Grünwald

    Béla Iványi-Grünwald
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    Béla Iványi-Grünwald was a Hungarian painter, a leading member of the Nagybánya artists' colony and founder of the Kecskemét artists' colony.more

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    • Birthplace: Som, Hungary
    • Associated periods or movements: Fauvism, Realism, Baroque, Naturalism
    • Nationality: Hungary
    • Art Forms: Painting
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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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    Charles Camoin
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    Charles Camoin was a French painter associated with the Fauves. Born in Marseille, France, Camoin met Henri Matisse in Gustave Moreau's class at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Matisse and his friends, formed the original group of artists labeled the Fauves for their wild, expressionist-like use of ...more

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    • Artworks: Jeune marseillaise
    • Birthplace: Marseille, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Fauvism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Maggie Laubser

    Maria Magdalena Laubser, known as Maggie Laubser was a South African painter and printmaker. She is generally considered, along with Irma Stern, to be responsible for the introduction of Expressionism to South Africa. Her work was initially met with derision by critics but has gained wide acceptance, ...more

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    • Artworks: Still Life With Proteas, Tipies, The Banjo Boy, Annie Of The Royal Bafokeng, Young Girl With Head Scarf Holding a Protea, + more
    • Associated periods or movements: Fauvism, Expressionism
    • Art Forms: Printmaking
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    Mildred Bendall

    Mildred Bendall was an active force of the avant-garde in Bordeaux, and instrumental in building a real exchange with Paris.more

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    • Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Fauvism, School of Paris
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Ion Theodorescu-Sion was a Romanian painter and draftsman, known for his contributions to modern art and especially for his traditionalist, primitivist, handicraft-inspired and Christian painting. Trained in academic art, initially an Impressionist, he dabbled in various modern styles in the years ...more

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    • Birthplace: Ianca, Sud-Est, Romania
    • Associated periods or movements: Fauvism, Divisionism, Art Nouveau, Post-Impressionism, Academic art, + more
    • Nationality: Romania
    • Art Forms: Mural
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    Othon Friesz

    Othon Friesz
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    Achille-Émile Othon Friesz, who later called himself just Othon Friesz, a native of Le Havre, was a French artist of the Fauvist movement. Othon Friesz was born in Le Havre, the son of a long line of shipbuilders and sea captains. He went to school in his native city. It was while he was at the Lycée ...more

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    • Artworks: Paysage (Le Bec de l'Aigle, La Ciotat) (Landscape [The Eagle's Beak, La Ciotat])
    • Birthplace: Le Havre, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Fauvism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Nadežda Petrović was a Serbian painter from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Considered Serbia's most famous impressionist and fauvist, she was the most important Serbian female painter of the period. Born in the town of Čačak, Petrović moved to Belgrade in her youth and attended the women's ...more

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    • Artworks: Self Portrait, Gypsy with Red Shawl
    • Birthplace: Čačak, Serbia
    • Associated periods or movements: Fauvism, Expressionism
    • Nationality: Serbia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Marcel Mouly was a French artist who painted in an abstract style.more

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    • Artworks: Bateaux a Quai a Copenhagne, Dans Le Souk, Le Bonzonki a l Echequier, Bateaux sur la Lagune, La Guitar Rogue, + more
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Fauvism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking
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    Julian Hatton

    Julian Burroughs Hatton III is an American landscape abstract artist from New York City whose paintings have appeared in galleries in the United States and France. The New York Times described his painting style as "vibrant, playful, semi-abstract landscapes" while New York Sun art critic John Goodrich ...more

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    • Birthplace: Grand Haven, Michigan, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Fauvism, Abstract expressionism, American modernism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
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