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?"

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Alphonse Mucha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Art Nouveau Artists
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Alfons Maria Mucha, often known in English and French as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards, and designs. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Untitled (Female Nude), Hamlet, Princezna Hyacinta, The Celebration of Svantovit, Bénédictine, + more

Birthplace: Ivančice, Czech Republic

Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau

Nationality: Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia

Art Forms: Painting

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Gustav Klimt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Art Nouveau Artists
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Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d'art. Klimt's primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. In addition to his figurative works, which include allegories and portraits, he painted landscapes. Among the artists of the Vienna Secession, Klimt was the most influenced by Japanese art and its methods. Early in his artistic career he was a successful painter of architectural decorations in a conventional manner. As he developed a more personal style, his work was the subject of controversy that culminated ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: The Kiss, Danaë, Beethoven Frieze, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, Adele Bloch-Bauer II, + more

Birthplace: Europe, Austria, Baumgarten, Vienna, Central Europe

Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau, Symbolist literature, Vienna Secession

Nationality: Austrian Empire

Art Forms: Painting

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Art Nouveau Artists
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Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa, also known as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 19th century yielded a collection of exciting, elegant and provocative images of the modern and sometimes decadent life of those times. Toulouse-Lautrec is among the best-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period, a group which includes Cézanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin. In a 2005 auction at Christie's auction house, a new record was set when La blanchisseuse, an early painting of a young laundress, sold for US$22.4 million. ...more on Wikipedia

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, + more

Birthplace: Albi, France

Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau, Post-Impressionism

Nationality: France

Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing

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Aubrey Beardsley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Art Nouveau Artists
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Aubrey Vincent Beardsley 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. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: The Peacock Skirt

Birthplace: Brighton, United Kingdom

Associated periods or movements: Aestheticism, Art Nouveau

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