Famous Modernist Artists, Ranked Artists

Famous Modernist Artists, Ranked

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

List features artists like Georgia O'Keeffe, Robert Rauschenberg and more!

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

Almost every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You may want to copy this factual list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social sites you frequent. (100 items)
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    Henri Matisse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Modernist Artists, Ranked
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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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    Emil Nolde is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Modernist Artists, Ranked
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    Emil Nolde was a German Danish painter and printmaker. He was one of the first Expressionists, a member of Die Brücke, and is considered to be one of the great oil painting and watercolor painters of the 20th century. He is known for his vigorous brushwork and expressive choice of colors. Golden yellows ...more

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    • Artworks: Young Prince and Dancers, Flower Garden, Christ and the Children, Blue and Violet Flowers, Red-Haired Girl, + more
    • Birthplace: Duchy of Schleswig
    • Associated periods or movements: German Expressionism, Die Brücke, Expressionism
    • Nationality: Germany
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking
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    Wyndham Lewis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Modernist Artists, Ranked
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    Percy Wyndham Lewis was an English painter and author. He was a co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art, and edited the literary magazine of the Vorticists, BLAST. His novels include his pre-World War I-era novel Tarr, and The Human Age, a trilogy comprising The Childermass, Monstre Gai and Malign ...more

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    • Artworks: Before Antwerp, The Surrender of Barcelona, Workshop, Bagdad, The Crowd, + more
    • Birthplace: Amherst, Canada
    • Nationality: England
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Carl Milles

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    Carl Milles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Modernist Artists, Ranked
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    Carl Milles was a Swedish sculptor. He was married to artist Olga Milles and brother to Ruth Milles and half brother to the architect Evert Milles. Carl Milles sculpted the Poseidon statue in Gothenburg, the Gustaf Vasa statue at the Nordiska museet, the Orpheus group outside the Stockholm Concert Hall ...more

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    • Artworks: Angel, The Small Triton Fountain
    • Birthplace: Knivsta, Sweden
    • Nationality: Sweden
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    Carlo Carrà was an Italian painter, a leading figure of the Futurist movement that flourished in Italy during the beginning of the 20th century. In addition to his many paintings, he wrote a number of books concerning art. He taught for many years in the city of Milan. more

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    • Artworks: The Engineer's Lover, The Funeral of the Anarchist Galli
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Province of Alessandria, Italy, Piedmont, Quargnento
    • Associated periods or movements: Futurism, Metaphysical art
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Ardengo Soffici

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    Ardengo Soffici, was an Italian writer, painter, poet, sculptor and intellectual. more

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    • Birthplace: Rignano sull'Arno, Europe, Eurasia, Italy, Southern Europe, + more
    • Nationality: Italy
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    Umberto Boccioni is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Modernist Artists, Ranked
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    Umberto Boccioni was an influential Italian painter and sculptor. He helped shape the revolutionary aesthetic of the Futurism movement as one of its principal figures. Despite his short life, his approach to the dynamism of form and the deconstruction of solid mass guided artists long after his death.more

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    • Artworks: States of Mind I: The Farewells, The Street Pavers, Dynamism of a Soccer Player, Dynamism of a Biker, Self-Portrait, + more
    • Birthplace: Reggio Calabria, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Futurism
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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    Primo Conti

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    Primo Conti is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Modernist Artists, Ranked
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    Primo Conti was an Italian Futurist artist. Conti was born in Florence. Between the ages of 8 and 9, he showed precocious talent in the fields of music, poetry and painting. In 1913 he met the Futurists. His attraction to the latest innovations was expressed in almost completely Futurist forms in his ...more

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    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Futurism
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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