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The Greatest Famous Surrealist Artists

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

Surrealism is a movement of art that seeked to portray the subconscious mind. Surrealists sought to show what people saw in their minds and dreams more than what existed in reality. Paintings, such as Dalí's "The Persistence of Memory," feature familiar objects in unfamiliar and impossible ways. This list of surrealist artists includes Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, and more.

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

Almost every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. Use this fact-based list to build one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion. 

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    The Persistence of Memory, Galatea of the Spheres, The Burning Giraffe

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    The Son of Man, The Menaced Assassin, Time Transfixed

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    The Elephant Celebes, Napoleon in the Wilderness, Aquis Submersus

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    Gare Montparnasse (The Melancholy of Departure), The Double Dream of ...

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    Painting (1946), Figure with Meat, Three Studies for Figures at the Base ...

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    Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, Self-Portrait Dedicated ...

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    Still Life with Old Shoe, The Farm, Self-Portrait

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    Angelus Novus, Revolution des Viadukts, Der Goldfisch

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    Hermala II, The Vertigo of Eros, Listen to Living

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    Untitled, from the posthumous edition Femmes, Untitled (Self-Portrait)

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    Poem-Object

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    Yves Tanguy Slowly Toward the North, Second Thoughts, Extinction of Useless Lights

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    Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, La Boîte-en-valise (Box in a ...

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

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    The Machine Gun(neress) in a State of Grace, La Poupee, The Doll

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    Rallé

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    Leaves and Navels, Two Heads, Bell and Navels

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    I and the Village, White Crucifixion, The Circus Rider

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    The Couple, Tall Figure, III

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    Retrato de Roma, Máquina de coser electro-sexual, Desir d'ete

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    Remedios Varo Useless Science or the Alchemist, The Call, Dragonfly Woman

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    Portrait of a Couple, "M'Amenez-y", I See Again in Memory My ...

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    Le Bon Roi Dagobert, Temple of the word, Horses of Lord Candlestick

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    Five Disks: One Empty, Red Polygons, Cheval Rouge (Red Horse)

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    Pavel Tchelitchew Hide-and-Seek

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    Vladimir Kush Current, Arrival of the Flower Ship, Contes Erotiques

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    Paul Delvaux Night Train, The Sleeping Venus, The Awakening of the Forest

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    Animal, Turning Point of Thirst, Fascination

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    The Trial, Fitzpatrick and Kate Kelly, After Glenrowan Siege (Second Ned ...

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    Recognition

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    Skeletons Fighting for the Body of a Hanged Man, Tribulations of Saint ...

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    Hyacinth, The Eternal City, The Rock

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    Etched Murmurs, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Insomnias

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    Francis de Erdely

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    Object, Red Head, Blue Body

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    Abstract Composition, Still Life, View of a Town

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    Magician's Game, Trap for a Gorilla, Dead Elephant

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    Bundle in Face

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    Walkway, Paris

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    Leona Wood

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    Hank Laventhol

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    Benjamin Péret

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    Toy theater

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    Kay Sage On the Contrary, Hyphen, In the Third Sleep

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    Sven Dalsgaard

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    José Albi

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