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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. 

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    Kay Nielsen

    Kay Rasmus Nielsen (March 12, 1886 – June 21, 1957) was a Danish illustrator who was popular in the early 20th century, the "golden age of illustration" which lasted from when Daniel Vierge and other pioneers developed printing technology to the point that drawings and paintings could be reproduced with reasonable facility. Nielsen is also known for his collaborations with Disney for whom he contributed many story sketches and illustrations, not least for Fantasia....  more
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        Lascăr Vorel (August 19, 1879 – February 8, 1918) was a Romanian Post-Impressionist painter whose style was linked to Expressionism. He was the scion of a pharmacist clan in Piatra Neamț, but abandoned the family trade to take up drawing, and became a student at Munich's Academy of Fine Arts. Praised as an intellectual as well as a painter, he moved away from Art Nouveau, studying Cubism and Expressionism, and exchanging ideas with a young Marcel Duchamp. Vorel also worked as a cartoonist for Der Komet magazine, befriending Albert Bloch, Hanns Bolz and Erich Mühsam, and frequenting Café Stefanie. While active in immediate proximity to the early trends in German Expressionism, including Der...  more
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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
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