Culture
3.8k readers

Famous Academic Art Artists

3.8k views54 items
List of famous Academic art artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Academic art movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Academic art 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 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. List features artists like Delphin Enjolras and Alexandre Falguière. {#nodes}
...more
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, (; born Lourens Alma Tadema Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlʌurəns ˈɑlmaː ˈtaːdəˌmaː]; 8 January 1836 – 25 June 1912) was a Dutch painter of special British denizenship. Born in Dronrijp, the Netherlands, and trained at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgium, he settled in England in 1870 and spent the rest of his life there. A classical-subject painter, he became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire, with languorous figures set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean Sea and sky. Though admired during his lifetime for his draftsmanship and depictions of Classical antiquity, his work fell...  more
    • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
      Jean-Léon Gérôme (11 May 1824 – 10 January 1904) was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as academicism. The range of his oeuvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, portraits, and other subjects, bringing the academic painting tradition to an artistic climax. He is considered one of the most important painters from this academic period. He was also a teacher with a long list of students....  more
      • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
        Ary Scheffer (10 February 1795 – 15 June 1858) was a Dutch-French Romantic painter. He was known mostly for his works based on literature, with paintings based on the works of Dante, Goethe, and Lord Byron, as well as religious subjects. He was also a prolific painter of portraits of famous and influential people in his lifetime. Politically, Scheffer had strong ties to King Louis Philippe I, having been employed as a teacher of the latter's children, which allowed him to live a life of luxury for many years until the French Revolution of 1848....  more
        • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
          Anselm Feuerbach (12 September 1829 – 4 January 1880) was a German painter. He was the leading classicist painter of the German 19th-century school....  more