Famous Art Nouveau Artists

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

Items on this list include Alphonse Mucha and Gustav Klimt.

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

Almost every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. Use this list to build your own just like it that fits your opinions of where everything should be ranked. 


  • Gustav Klimt
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    • Artworks: The Kiss, Danaë, Beethoven Frieze, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, Adele Bloch-Bauer II
    • Birthplace: Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau, Symbolist literature, Vienna Secession
    • Nationality: Austrian Empire
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
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    Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa (24 November 1864 – 9 September 1901), also known as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French: [ɑ̃ʁi də tuluz lotʁɛk]), was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman, caricaturist, and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 19th century allowed him to produce a collection of enticing, elegant, and provocative images of the modern, sometimes decadent, affairs of those times. Toulouse-Lautrec is among the best-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period, with Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Gauguin. In a 2005 auction at Christie's auction house, La Blanchisseuse, his early painting of a young ...more
    • Artworks: At the Moulin Rouge, The Hangover, Maxime Dethomas at the Bal de l'Opera, La Goulue Entering the Moulin Rouge, In The Restaurant La Mie
    • Birthplace: Albi, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau, Post-Impressionism
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
  • Jules Chéret
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    Jules Chéret

    Jules Chéret (31 May 1836 – 23 September 1932) was a French painter and lithographer who became a master of Belle Époque poster art. He has been called the father of the modern poster.
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Aubrey Beardsley
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    Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (21 August 1872 – 16 March 1898) was an English illustrator and author. His drawings in black ink, influenced by the style of Japanese woodcuts, emphasized the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. He was a leading figure in the aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler. Beardsley's contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau and poster styles was significant, despite the brevity of his career before his early death from tuberculosis.
    • Artworks: The Peacock Skirt
    • Birthplace: Brighton, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Aestheticism, Art Nouveau
  • Virginia Frances Sterrett
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    Virginia Frances Sterrett

    Virginia Frances Sterrett (; 1900–1931) was an American artist and illustrator.
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau
  • Eugène Grasset
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    Eugène Grasset

    Eugène Samuel Grasset (25 May 1845 – 23 October 1917) was a Franco-Swiss decorative artist who worked in Paris, France in a variety of creative design fields during the Belle Époque. He is considered a pioneer in Art Nouveau design.
    • Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau, Vienna Secession
    • Nationality: France
    • Art Forms: Painting