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List of famous American realism artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the American realism movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable American realism 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 can use this factual list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to. Items on this list include Francesca Sundsten and Thomas Hart Benton. (6 items)
Thomas Hart Benton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous American Realism Artists
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Thomas Hart Benton 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. Though his work is strongly associated with the Midwestern United States, he 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, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: Regionalism, American modernism, Social realism, American realism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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John Gutmann was a German-born American photographer and painter. After fleeing Nazi Germany for being a Jew, Gutmann acquired a job in the United States as a photographer for various German magazines. Gutmann quickly took an interest in the American way of life and sought to capture it through the lens of his camera. He especially took an interest in the Jazz music scene. Gutmann is recognized for his unique "worm's-eye view" camera angle. He enjoyed taking photos of ordinary things and making them seem special. He created the John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award, through the San Francisco Foundation. The full archive of John Gutmann's work is located at the Center for Creative ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Dagger from the Door, Gold Country, California, Memory, Prag, + more

Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland

Associated periods or movements: American realism

Nationality: United States of America, Germany

Art Forms: Photography, Painting

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George Bellows is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous American Realism Artists
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George Wesley Bellows was an American realist painter, known for his bold depictions of urban life in New York City, becoming, according to the Columbus Museum of Art, "the most acclaimed American artist of his generation". ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Dempsey and Firpo, Club Night, Blue Morning, Both Members of This Club, A Morning Snow - Hudson River, + more

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: Ashcan School, American realism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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Thomas Eakins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous American Realism Artists
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Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins was an American realist painter, photographer, sculptor, and fine arts educator. He is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important artists in American art history. For the length of his professional career, from the early 1870s until his health began to fail some 40 years later, Eakins worked exactingly from life, choosing as his subject the people of his hometown of Philadelphia. He painted several hundred portraits, usually of friends, family members, or prominent people in the arts, sciences, medicine, and clergy. Taken en masse, the portraits offer an overview of the intellectual life of Philadelphia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: The Chess Players, Miss Amelia Van Buren, Max Schmitt in a Single Scull, Salutat, Self-portrait, + more

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: Realism, American realism, Realism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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