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Famous Art Nouveau Artists

Updated November 21, 2019 2.8k votes 609 voters 149.6k views48 items

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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. 

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  • Gustav Klimt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Art Nouveau Artists
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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
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    Virginia Frances Sterrett

    Virginia Frances Sterrett (; 1900–1931) was an American artist and illustrator.... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau
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  • Koloman Moser is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Art Nouveau Artists
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    Koloman Moser (German: [ˈkoːloman ˈmoːzɐ]; 30 March 1868 – 18 October 1918) was an Austrian artist who exerted considerable influence on twentieth-century graphic art and one of the foremost artists of the Vienna Secession movement and a co-founder of Wiener Werkstätte. Moser designed a wide array of art works, including books and graphic works from postage stamps to magazine vignettes; fashion; stained glass windows, porcelains and ceramics, blown glass, tableware, silver, jewelry, and furniture.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artworks: The enchanted princesses, corner cabinet, Beer Glass, Venus in the Grotto, Flower Basket
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau, Vienna Secession
    • Nationality: Austria-Hungary
    • Art Forms: Ceramic art, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
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  • Walter Crane is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Art Nouveau Artists
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    Walter Crane (15 August 1845 – 14 March 1915) was an English artist and book illustrator. He is considered to be the most influential, and among the most prolific, children’s book creators of his generation and, along with Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway, one of the strongest contributors to the child's nursery motif that the genre of English children's illustrated literature would exhibit in its developmental stages in the later 19th century. Crane's work featured some of the more colourful and detailed beginnings of the child-in-the-garden motifs that would characterize many nursery rhymes and children's stories for decades to come. He was part of the Arts and Crafts movement and... more on Wikipedia
    • Artworks: The Triumph of Spring, The Lady of Shalott, The Briar Rose, The Bridge of Life, At Home: A Portrait
    • Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau
    • Nationality: England
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