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The Greatest Works of Famous American Modernist Art

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List of famous American modernism artwork, listed alphabetically with photos when available. The American modernism movement was an awakening in the world of art, producing new types of paintings and sculptures that the world had never seen before. This is a list of the most popular American modernism art pieces, so art enthusiasts will likely recognize the names of the famous artists who created these pieces. These renowned pieces of American modernism artwork are showcased in museums all over the world, so if you can't afford an expensive vacation then this list is a great substitute for seeing fine American modernism art. In the chance that pictures of these historic American modernism works of art aren't available, you can click on the name of the piece for more information.

List pieces include Eggplant and Green Pepper, I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold and many more.

If you want to know, "What is American modernism art?" or "What are examples of American modernism art?" then this list will answer your questions.
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    Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge (1910) is a painting by American artist John Marin.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: John Marin
    • Subject: Brooklyn Bridge
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: American modernism
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  • Eggplant and Green Pepper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Works of Famous American Modernist Art
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    "Eggplant and Green Pepper" (1925) is a painting by Charles Demuth.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Charles Demuth
    • Genres (Art): Still life
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: American modernism
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  • I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold, also known as The Figure 5 in Gold, is a 1928 painting by American artist Charles Demuth. It has been described as influenced by Futurism and Cubism. Painted as an homage to Demuth's friend William Carlos Williams, the painting references Williams' poem The Great Figure, which describes a fire engine speeding through the streets of a city on a rainy night. The painting's title is a phrase from the poem.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Charles Demuth
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: American modernism
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    Sail: In Two Movements

    Sail: In Two Movements is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Works of Famous American Modernist Art
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    Sail: In Two Movements (1919) is a painting by American artist Charles Demuth.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Charles Demuth
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: American modernism
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