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Famous Realism Artists

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

Realism was an artistic movement that was a direct response to Romanticism. The subjects of Realist paintings were industrial, non-exotic, and often ugly. Less about appearing realistic, Realist artists seeked to show their subject's reality without sugarcoating it. Working class people were often subjects in realist paintings. Ths list of artists includes Rembrandt, Edward Hooper, Gustave Courbet, and many additional artists as well.

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

Almost every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You can use the artists in this list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then publish it. 

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    The Night Watch, Artemisia, David and Uriah

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    Young Ladies of the Village, La rencontre (Bonjour Monsieur Courbet), The ...

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    Nighthawks, Automat, Self-Portrait

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    Breezing Up, The Blue Boat, West Point

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    Spoliarium, The Death of Cleopatra, The Blood Compact

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    The Chess Players, Miss Amelia Van Buren, Max Schmitt in a Single Scull ...

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    Dante and Virgil in Hell, The Birth of Venus, Breton Brother and Sister ...

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    Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe, The Monet Family in Their Garden at ...

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    Iman Maleki Omens of Hafez, 2 sisters and a book, The Old Album

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    Little Dancer of Fourteen Years, Ballet Rehearsal, Arabesque

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    The Horse Fair, Study for The Horse Fair, Ploughing in the Nivernais

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    Christina's World

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    The Gleaners, The Angelus, Haystacks: Autumn

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    Watson and the Shark, Watson and the Shark (1782), Watson and the Shark ...

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    Théodore Rousseau The Chestnut Avenue, Bridge in the Jura, The Edge of the Forest

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    Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro

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    Julien Dupré Faucheurs de Luzerne, The Haymakers, Young Woman Watering Cattle

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    Thomas Miller

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    Flight Into Egypt, The Banjo Lesson, The Two Disciples at the Tomb

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    Jia Lu Palace Performer

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    Two Japanese Wrestlers by a Sink, Woman with a Daffodil, Girl with a White ...

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    Chaucer at the Court of Edward III, Work, Manfred on the Jungfrau

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    Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot Orpheus Leading Eurydice from the Underworld, Ville d'Avray, The Church of ...

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    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England, Portrait of John F. Kennedy, ...

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    Paja Jovanović Portrait of Milutin Milanković, Teodora Dunđerski, Portrait of Queen Maria ...

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    The Copper Drinking Fountain, Soap Bubbles, Le ...

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    William Coldstream Reclining Nude, Seated Nude, Patrick George

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    Portrait of Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev, Portrait of Vsevolod ...

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    Anna Kostrova

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    Bob Timberlake

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    Nikolai Timkov Russian Winter. Hoarfrost

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    Boris Korneev

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    A Smoke Backstage, Secretary's Table, Music and Literature

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    Akseli Gallen-Kallela The Forging of the Sampo

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    Roland Lee Canyon Cottonwoods, Angels Above...Heaven Below, Riverside at the Court ...

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    The Third-class Carriage, The Third-Class Carriage, The Third-class ...

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    José Rodrigues O Pobre Rabequista

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    Karl Bryullov Genseric Sacking Rome, 455, The Last Day of Pompeii

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    Sergei Frolov

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    Fernando Castro Pacheco

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    Charles-François Daubigny The Harvest, House of Mre Bazot, River Boat

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    Émile Munier

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    Hayley Lever

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    Alexander Naumov

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    Anatoli Vasiliev

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    Đorđe Krstić

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    Shankar Kattikar

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    Davide Calandra

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    The Hippodrome, London

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