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List of famous Classicism artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Classicism movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Classicism 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 the artists in this fact-based list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to. The list you're viewing is made up of artists like John Flaxman and Ernst Mayer. {#nodes}
Nicolas Poussin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Classicism Artists
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Nicolas Poussin was the leading painter of the classical French Baroque style, although he spent most of his working life in Rome. His work is characterized by clarity, logic, and order, and favors line over color. Until the 20th century he remained a major inspiration for such classically oriented ...more

Artworks: Queen Zenobia Found on the Banks of the Arax, The Seven Sacraments: Baptism, The Rape of the Sabines, Winter, or The Flood, + more

Birthplace: Les Andelys, France

Associated periods or movements: Baroque, Classicism

Nationality: France

Art Forms: Painting, Drawing

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John Flaxman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Classicism Artists
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John Flaxman


John Flaxman R.A. was a British sculptor and draughtsman, and a leading figure in British and European Neoclassicism. Early in his career he worked as a modeller for Josiah Wedgwood's pottery. He spent several years in Rome, where he produced his first book illustrations. He was a prolific maker of ...more

Artworks: Monument to Sir Robert Ladbroke

Birthplace: York, United Kingdom

Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism, Classicism

Nationality: United Kingdom

Art Forms: Sculpture

Laurent de La Hyre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Classicism Artists
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Laurent de La Hyre


Laurent de La Hyre was a French Baroque painter, born in Paris. ...more

Artworks: Panthea^! Cyrus^! and Araspas

Birthplace: Paris, France

Associated periods or movements: Baroque, Classicism

Nationality: France

Art Forms: Painting

Heinrich Füger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Classicism Artists
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Heinrich Füger


Heinrich Friedrich Füger was a German portrait and historical painter. ...more

Artworks: Prometheus Brings Fire To Mankind

Birthplace: Heilbronn, Germany

Associated periods or movements: Classicism

Nationality: Germany

Art Forms: Painting