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Famous American Modernism Artists

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List of famous American modernism artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the American modernism movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable American modernism 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 list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it to share with your friends. The list you're viewing is made up of many different artists, including John Marin and Abraham Walkowitz. {#nodes}
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  • Andrew Dasburg
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    Andrew Michael Dasburg (4 May 1887 – 13 August 1979) was an American modernist painter and "one of America's leading early exponents of cubism". ... more on Wikipedia
    • Artworks: Improvisation, November in New Mexico
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Cubism, American modernism
    • Nationality: United States of America, Germany
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Thomas Hart Benton
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    Thomas Hart Benton (April 15, 1889 – January 19, 1975) was an American painter and muralist. Along with Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry, he was at the forefront of the Regionalist art movement. His fluid, sculpted figures in his paintings showed everyday people in scenes of life in the United States. His work is strongly associated with the Midwestern United States, the region in which he was born and which he called home for most of his life. He also studied in Paris, lived in New York City for more than 20 years and painted scores of works there, summered for 50 years on Martha's Vineyard off the New England coast, and also painted scenes of the American South and West.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artworks: Homestead
    • Birthplace: Neosho, Missouri
    • Associated periods or movements: Regionalism, American modernism, Social realism, American realism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Georgia O'Keeffe
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    Georgia Totto O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American artist. She was best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe has been recognized as the "Mother of American modernism".In 1905, O'Keeffe began her serious formal art training at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and then the Art Students League of New York, but she felt constrained by her lessons that focused on recreating or copying what was in nature. In 1908, unable to fund further education, she worked for two years as a commercial illustrator, and then taught in Virginia, Texas, and South Carolina between 1911 and 1918. During that time, she... more on Wikipedia
    • Artworks: Cow's Skull with Calico Roses, The Black Place, Cow's Skull: Red, White, and Blue
    • Birthplace: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: American modernism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • John Marin
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    John Marin (December 23, 1870 – October 2, 1953) was an early American modernist artist. He is known for his abstract landscapes and watercolors.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artworks: Brooklyn Bridge, Maine Islands, Hurricane, The Sea--Cape Split, Maine
    • Birthplace: Rutherford, New Jersey
    • Associated periods or movements: American modernism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting