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Famous Neoclassicism Artists

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List of famous Neoclassicism artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Neoclassicism movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Neoclassicism period artists are organized alphabetically, but you may sort this information by clicking any column. Every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You may want to copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social sites you frequent. The list you're viewing contains artists like Anton Losenko and Ulisse Cambi. (38 items)


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    Gino Severini
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    Gino Severini was an Italian painter and a leading member of the Futurist movement. For much of his life he divided his time between Paris and Rome. He was associated with neo-classicism and the "return to order" in the decade after the First World War. During his career he worked in a variety of media, ...more

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    • Artworks: Dynamic Hieroglyphic of the Bal Tabarin, Visual Synthesis of the Idea: "War", Armored Train in Action, The Boulevard, Italian Lancers at a Gallop, + more
    • Birthplace: Cortona, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Divisionism, Return to order, Neoclassicism, Cubism, Futurism
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Mosaic, Fresco
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    Gheorghe Tattarescu
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    Gheorghe Tattarescu was a Moldavian-born Romanian painter and a pioneer of neoclassicism in his country's modern painting.more

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    • Birthplace: Focșani, Romania
    • Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism
    • Nationality: Romania
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    William-Adolphe Bouguereau
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    William-Adolphe Bouguereau, November 30, 1825 – August 19, 1905, was a French academic painter and traditionalist. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body. During his life he enjoyed ...more

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    • Artworks: Dante and Virgil in Hell, The Birth of Venus, Breton Brother and Sister, The First Mourning, Cupidon, + more
    • Birthplace: La Rochelle, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Academic art, L'art pompier, Neoclassicism, Realism, Realism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Fresco, Painting, Drawing
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    Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun
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    Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun born in Paris, also known as Madame Lebrun, was a French painter, and is recognized as the most important female painter of the 18th century. Her artistic style is generally considered part of the aftermath of Rococo, while she often adopts a neoclassical style. Vigée Le ...more

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    • Artworks: Portrait of Madame du Barry, Lady Hamilton as Ariadne, Portrait of Marie Antoinette, Portrait of Princess Maria Josefa Hermenegilde von Esterhazy, Self-Portrait in a Turban with Julie, + more
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism, Rococo
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Albert Henry Krehbiel, was the most decorated American painter ever at the French Academy, winning the Prix De Rome, four Gold Medals and five cash prizes. He was born in Denmark, Iowa and taught, lived and worked for many years in Chicago. Although educated as a realist in Paris, which is reflected in ...more

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    • Birthplace: Denmark, Iowa, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: American Impressionism, Neoclassicism, Impressionism, Abstract art
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Mural, Painting, Drawing
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    Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
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    Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres was a French Neoclassical painter. Although he considered himself to be a painter of history in the tradition of Nicolas Poussin and Jacques-Louis David, by the end of his life it was Ingres's portraits, both painted and drawn, that were recognized as his greatest legacy. A ...more

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    • Artworks: Napoleon I on his Imperial Throne, Odalisque with a Slave, Joan of Arc at the Coronation of Charles, Portrait of Monsieur Bertin, Oedipus and the Sphinx, + more
    • Birthplace: Montauban, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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    Anselm Feuerbach
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    Anselm Feuerbach was a German painter. He was the leading classicist painter of the German 19th-century school.more

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    • Artworks: Musizierende Kinder, Nanna, Gastmahl des Plato, Gastmahl des Plato II, Ruhende Nymphe, + more
    • Birthplace: Speyer, Germany
    • Associated periods or movements: Academic art, Neoclassicism
    • Nationality: Germany
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Jacques-Louis David
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    Jacques-Louis David was an influential French painter in the Neoclassical style, considered to be the preeminent painter of the era. In the 1780s his cerebral brand of history painting marked a change in taste away from Rococo frivolity toward a classical austerity and severity, heightened feeling ...more

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    • Artworks: Oath of the Horatii, The Death of Socrates, The Coronation of Napoleon, The Death of Marat, Napoleon Crossing the Alps, + more
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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    Jens Adolf Jerichau

    Jens Adolf Jerichau
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    Emil Jens Baumann Adolf Jerichau was a Danish sculptor. He belonged to the generation immediately after Bertel Thorvaldsen, for whom he worked briefly in Rome, but gradually moved away from the static Neoclassicism he inherited from him and towards a more dynamic and realistic style.He was a professor ...more

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    • Birthplace: Assens, Denmark
    • Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism, Realism, Naturalism
    • Nationality: Denmark
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Alexandre Jacovleff
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    Alexandre Yevgenievich Jacovleff was a Russian neoclassicist painter, draughtsman, designer and etcher.more

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    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
    • Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism
    • Nationality: France, Russia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Angelica Kauffman
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    Angelica Kauffman, RA was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.more

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    • Artworks: Self-Portrait, Portrait of Lady Louisa Leveson-Gower, Ferdinand IV, King of Naples, and his Family, + more
    • Birthplace: Switzerland, European Free Trade Association, Canton of Graubünden
    • Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism
    • Nationality: Austria
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Anton Graff
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    Anton Graff was an eminent Swiss portrait artist. Among his famous subjects were Friedrich Schiller, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Heinrich von Kleist, Frederick the Great, Friederike Sophie Seyler, Johann Gottfried Herder, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Moses Mendelssohn and Christian Felix Weisse. His pupils ...more

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    • Birthplace: Winterthur, Switzerland
    • Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism
    • Nationality: Switzerland, Germany
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg
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    Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg was a Danish painter. He was born in Blåkrog in the Duchy of Schleswig, to Henrik Vilhelm Eckersberg, painter and carpenter, and Ingeborg Nielsdatter. He went on to lay the foundation for the period of art known as the Golden Age of Danish Painting, and is referred to as ...more

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    • Artworks: The Cloisters, San Lorenzo fuori le mura
    • Birthplace: Duchy of Schleswig
    • Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism
    • Nationality: Denmark
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Francesco Hayez
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    Francesco Hayez was an Italian painter, the leading artist of Romanticism in mid-19th-century Milan, renowned for his grand historical paintings, political allegories and exceptionally fine portraits.more

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    • Artworks: The Kiss
    • Birthplace: Venice, Scorzè, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: Academic art, Neoclassicism, Romanticism
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Jean-Baptiste Santerre

    Jean-Baptiste Santerre
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    Jean-Baptiste Santerre, was a French painter.more

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    • Artworks: The cook, Self-portrait, Portrait of Jean Racine, Woman Pulling a Curtain, Two Actresses, + more
    • Birthplace: Magny-en-Vexin, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Adélaïde Labille-Guiard

    Adélaïde Labille-Guiard
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    Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, also known as Adélaïde Labille-Guiard des Vertus, was a French miniaturist and portrait painter.more

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    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism, Rococo
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Guillaume Geefs

    Guillaume Geefs, also Willem Geefs, was a Belgian sculptor. Although known primarily for his monumental works and public portraits of statesmen and nationalist figures, he also explored mythological subject matter, often with an erotic theme.more

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    • Artworks: Le génie du mal
    • Birthplace: Belgium
    • Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Realism
    • Nationality: Belgium
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    Yannoulis Chalepas

    Yannoulis Chalepas
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    Yannoulis Chalepas was a Greek sculptor and significant figure of Modern Greek art.more

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    • Artworks: Oedipus and Antigone, Little relaxer, Daughter's necklace, The Tale of Beauty, Head of Satyr, + more
    • Birthplace: Tinos, Greece
    • Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism
    • Nationality: Greece
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Vilhelm Bissen

    Vilhelm Bissen
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    Christian Gottlieb Vilhelm Bissen was a Danish sculptor, son of Herman Wilhelm Bissen. He is mainly known for a number of statues around Copenhagen, including the equestrian statue of Absalon on Højbro Plads and the Stork Fountain on the adjoining Amagertorv. He was also a professor at the Royal Danish ...more

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    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism, Realism, Naturalism
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Herman Wilhelm Bissen

    Herman Wilhelm Bissen
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    Herman Wilhelm Bissen was a Danish sculptor. Bissen first studied painting in Copenhagen, then became a pupil of the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. In 1824, he travelled to Rome and met Christian Daniel Rauch in Berlin. Under the influence of Thorvaldsen, his style changed from romanticism to ...more

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    • Birthplace: Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
    • Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism
    • Nationality: Denmark
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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